Friday, May 28, 2010

Reading, 21st Century Style

So I recently acquired a B&N Nook. But I didn't get a cover, so to keep it from getting all scratched up and because I'm broke, I needed to come up with a cover for it. So last night I grabbed the two skeins of Red Heart closest to me and fortunately they matched, one Spring Green and one, a variegated, that no longer has a label but it's got a nice mix of blue and green and yellow. I found my N hook and did a chain of approximately 40 chains, holding both strands together and then half double crocheted each row. I somehow decreased or increased as it's a bit wonky at the bottom, I'm going to try to block out the wonky, but I'm very happy with the results until I can either purchase the cover I want or make a better cover, I have fabric to make one but this was much faster:
Missy's Nook Nook
Red Heart 100% Acrylic Yarn
My own pattern such that it is

Meet Nell, my Nook
I even remembered to leave a little hole in the bottom so I can charge Nell in her Nook Nook.

Charging Action Shot

Who is that in the background? Could it be the single funniest human being on the planet, Stephen Colbert? Why yes it is. My new favorite tote bag from B&N. Yes I am a dork.
I refuse to rant about oil today. The situation is what it is. I'm going to disappear into some escapist fiction courtesy of Nell and forget about BP, oil and just lose myself in the page, uh screen.


Anna van Schurman said...

Nook Nook sounds dirty, but it's cute! I carry my Kindle around in the cardboard box it came in. So much for it being portable. ;)

And tell blogger to stop using real words for the verification. Today's was "ample." I'm not sure who they intend with that one. ;p

Deb said...

I do have to agree with Anna - Nook Nook does sound a little bit naughty. Great idea protect your new acquisition.

Kelly said...

Great little bag for your Nook. I have the Kindle and it is one of my favorite things. I had to buy a real book for book club last week. This was the first time I had read from paper since Christmas. Enjoy your new toy.

Michelle said...

Love your Nook Nook - have fun reading!!

Nicole said...

I love the cover you made! What a great idea!!! :)

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

I wish my nook-nook was protected by something so pretty! LOL!

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

What a creative idea. I love your bright cozy for your Book Nook. (sigh) It would be different if you called it Nookie Nook, let's face it!! :P LOL
I'm a Kindle lover. Mine's name is Stella (star storytella). I actually have 2 new ones...Amazon gives us a free one for our laptops, and my friend who just passed away left me her latest edition. So, I'm a 3 packin' Kindle girl!
I hope you enjoy your Nook as much as I do my readers. I know that B&N has their own laptop download as well, because I have it, too.
Happy reading!

Barb said...

I want a Nook and I haven't wanted a new gadget for a long time! I think Carrie Bradshaw wanted back "in the nook" with Aidan on Sex in the City.