Because I got a brand new laptop for my birthday in March, I’ve been thinking that I don’t really have a padded bag to tote it somewhere. Sure I have tons of tote bags and shoulder bags, but no special padding for my lovely little baby laptop. I thought back to a felted laptop case I’d seen a pattern for in Interweave. I pawed through my back issues and found the pattern in Interweave Fall 2005, pg 138. It’s a Laptop Case by Leigh Radford which is excerpted from her book AlterKnits. Don’t know anything about this book, but I do like this felted laptop bag idea.
I went to my local yarn store and found some feltable worsted weight in pretty colors. I’d wanted more funky colors, but none were available in a cheap enough to felt wool. For some reason I’m not comfortable felting expensive wool. I can see if it’s leftover from something, but not purchased specially for the project. It’s a quirk, but there it is. I’m going to use this random stripe generator that I came across on someone clever’s blog and start the slog. It should be fun and mindless–a great take along project.