Here're instructions for making an eye-catching hoodie for your laptop to use in public spaces for warmth and privacy. These are more sculptures than they are practical devices, and as such they're a fun challenge for knitting because of the complex form. Beginners may consider taking my intro Knitting Class to learn the basics. You can read more about this project, which is part of a series of similar devices, at my website.

What you'll need:
-a laptop computer, pda, or other electronic device
-yarn (I used about 10 skeins for this)
-knitting needles (straight, double-pointed, and circular)
-stitch markers
-stitch holders
-yarn needle
-a sense of humor

Step 1: Measure Your Laptop

Knit a test swatch of your yarn and determine the number of stitches and rows per inch (gauge). This may differ from any gauge listed on the yarn packaging, as everyone knits at a different tension. Measure your laptop's base, and figure out how many stitches and rows will be required to make the underbelly of the sock. Number of stitches per inch * number of inches = total number of stitches. I chose to knit my underbelly in a different color than the rest of the device.

<p>Put a sock in it.</p>
Lol that cover pic, it's like the person's being eaten
<p>Great work done..</p>
<p>Congratulations ! Great work</p>
<p>Nice idea. Thanks for sharing</p>
I did my master thesis watching chicken getting scared by a butterfly threw a oneway mirror. The room was kept cold to keep the butterfly drowsy and dark so the chicken wouldn't spot me on the other side of the window. This computer-cozy would have made a world of difference to me. Love it!
<p>haha I would be so freaked out if I went somewhere like the airport or train station and everyone was wearing one of these! haha</p>
I've seen this photo floating around the internet for years &amp; I always giggled! <br>-thrilled to finally find the origin, and unsurprised that this is where it originated. Bravo!
Your have GREAT instructables. Thanks for sharing all those ideas. Bravo. Anything else coming soon? Ideas for valentine's day?
If I paid you, would you make me one? Hahaha.
Can anyone else see someone wearing this on an airplane??
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hahahahahaha YES /\
Use this on an airplane and you can also meet an air marshal!
Someone's got way too much time and yarn on their hands. And has been reading too many Dr. Seuss books. : )
My first thought was also THNEED. Indeed.
Claustrophobia ^^
Excellent. It would certainly be interesting to see some reaction videos of people using the Laptop Compubody Sock whilst playing Amnesia: The Dark Descent alone in an unlit room.
This will come in handy for when I'm watching videos on youtube and my little brothers and sisters won't go away.
yes... youtube... ;-)
Like weapon videos. My two little brothers will not go away when I'm trying to watch weapon videos.
weapons suuuuuuuuuuuuurrrrrrrrrrreeeeeee
LOL is that what they call it now?
I cried laughing... Twice. The second time I noticed the hand holes. This is one of the weirdest things I have seen on this site in a while. This will be on early morning tv for $19.95 in no time! But wait! There's more. Act now and you will get the keyboard Sockie free! (Just pay additional shipping and handling)
This is wrong on so many levels but I'll say just one word...Dorkie!
Move over Snuggie, the next American Fad is coming.
I have wished for a portable privacy booth I could carry with me, but I can't think of any way to make one that doesn't make you look like a complete weirdo... oh well... I sort of like it but I would never use such a thing...
Cool design, but in my area, the last thing you want to do is filter out your surroundings. Still good for home use, though. <br>
This is so wierd looking. Mabey you can add a webcam on top of where your head goes so you can see out without taking it off.
Looks like you're serving 5 for fighting.<br><br><br>
Think this would work with Cardboard? or other materieals?
How do you put it on? I'm so confused.
cool, weird and i think i can wear it as a turtle neck
This is pornoscope!
with laptops like mine (which would cause a nuclear meltdown in five minutes with out a cooling pad, this is bad as it would cause synthetic warn to stick itself to you at the least.<br>other than that it is awesome. it kinda looks like a giraffes sweater with the holes for the forelegs and the looong neck but it looks nice. i cannot believe that, that was even possible by hand. good job.<br><br>PS. for privacy you should look at the recent newsletter with the privacy screen.
If I saw you in public with this on, I'd probably try to save your life. &quot;OMG the computer is trying to steal her soul&quot; lol okay I'm done. (couldn't help myself) Does the computer get too hot with this on? Just wondering what the breatheability is.
wicked!! :D
For some reason this reminds me of Dead Hand from Ocarina of Time
LOL best thing ever :D
A++++++++ for the effort, it's truely safe to say, you can knit anything now, if you couldn't before!! Its not for me, but if it makes you happy, or it's very cold out, then this is perfect for you!!! :)
Your missing a hole... Right at the &quot;touch sensitive pad&quot;
&nbsp;Bad idea it can overheat your laptop
mala idea la compu se calienta y uno tambien se sofoca!! horrible no me imagino alli metida que asco de calor!!!

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