What does a knitting/crochet blogger do when she buys a fancy-pants new camera?
Why, she crochets a case for it, of course. Look!
(It’s an irregular shape because the fancy-pants camera is an irregular shape, OK?)
And, look, from the back!
Just in case you want to know how to do it, I started by crocheting the purple disk over the lens cap, then worked round and round in single crochet (US terminology) to make the tubey-bit around the lens. Then when I reached the main and oddly-shaped body of the camera, I continued round and round, using increases and decreases as well as switching between single and double crochets to fit the camera perfectly. And the buttons are hangovers from a dressing gown I owned circa aged nine. It was a bad dressing gown. The yarn is Vanna’s Choice (an aran weight), and the hook is a 6mm. (Can somebody please explain to me who Vanna is?) The case took a day to make, albeit a day of conveniently long car journeys as a passenger.
As for the back, I single-crocheted in purple rows up the back, then made overlapping flaps which are fixed with the buttons. (Am I making sense at all? It’s been a long day…)
Yup, it’s bonkers. Yup, it got a comment from a complete stranger just as soon as I took it out in public. No, I don’t care.
At least the Stoic Spouse won’t be tempted to steal the camera when it looks like this. ;-) Hell, nobody will be tempted to steal the camera when it looks like this.
A win, I think.
(PS: And yes, I’m still working on the mandala.)