About three years ago, when I was only just learning to knit, I designed and made my brother a mobile phone case. It was black and red and simply said 'Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha' all over it, at his request. (He was very keen on the latest Batman movie at the time.) A mere three months later - despite his current phone being still box fresh - he purchased a new one he liked better. As teenagers are prone to do. One that was a completely different size.
The case became a relic.
Ever since, he has dropped hints not even at all subtly that he would like the case re-knitted in a bigger size.
Well... I didn't find it that fun to knit in the first place. Sorry! Selfish of me, I know. But these projects take time, even if just a few hours. I have to feel that they're worthwhile.
At least another phone later, he owns an Apple one and had complained the plastic case was dull and slipped regularly out of his hand. He's in university at the moment and attends a lot of fancy dress parties, if his Facebook photos serve me well. Hence I decided to make a case that incorporate this interest. Basing it on the Pixel People available here, I made a cross stitch that resembles me and him together at one of those parties, who we would most likely pretend to be. I then glued it into a plastic case with a whole heap of grip to the sides. No more throwing your phone across crowded bars, little bro!
Last Christmas post, I PROMISE. I did make a small reindeer hat for a child but it's cool, you can just imagine. Go ahead.