I want to be a buzzy buzzy bee...
If you haven't read my thread on the forums, I made this for my boyfriend for his birthday. He kept begging me to make him a bee jumper so I thought I'd do this to keep him happy haha, and to carry his laptop to and from uni.
I had to find out what laptop he had, then search it online to find out the dimensions which were 356x265x36mm.
A lot of this is very vague as I used guess work mostly haha
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Knit. Knit till you can't bear to knit anymore. Knit until your eyes bleed and you think you might have to chop off your hands because they just hurt so damn much. I used 8mm needles and normal double knit wool which I picked up for a £1 a ball, and didn't even use half the ball.
I forgot to take any pictures for this part but it was just a big rectangle of black and yellow wool. I had to guess the length and it turned out way too wide actually (as you'll see later). I wanted it to be 400mmx600mm and I think it turned out a lot bigger than 400mm but not quite 600mm. Well, it all worked out in the end!
Find some lining material. It has to be coloured on both sides (not like a cotton with one side printed and the other white, as it'll show through the wool). Luckily I had such a thing at home! This was shiny on one side and dull on the other, so I sewed the two dull sides together. Probably best to do this by machine, but I had to do it by hand.
Drop the lining bag you've made into the wool back you've made, and sew the edges together. I used a lovely yellow wool to contrast. My stitching isn't very even but dammit, it was done by hand!
Unfortunately you can see the only two flaws in this picture - the hole, and the change in colour which I did the wrong side. This is why this side is the bottom. All the excess wool which I obviously couldn't cut off is on this side so it serves as padding.