I usually like to have one slow and one fast work in progress. This was last week's fast one; a knitted Kindle or iPad cover for my sister who is into gadgets like these. I found the pattern in a library book but sadly didn't make a note of the author and title. It was very easy to knit as it is simply a long piece of knitting folded almost in half with a couple of inches remaining to use as a button flap.
The only difficult part of the pattern was the horizontal button holes which take three rows of stocking stitch to complete. I pulled out two botched attempts and eventually found an online tutorial for a one-row horizontal button hole which looked much neater. Here is the tutorial:
The buttons don't show up clearly in the photo but they are lovely chunky black buttons that I have had for years. I can't remember where they came from, but I probably cut them off an old garment. I never throw away buttons!
I rarely recommend yarn, but this one is worth a mention. It is Wendy Aran 400g which is a mix of wool and acrylic. It is pale silvery grey with tiny black fuzzy threads throughout. It was lovely to knit with and I have lots left over for scarves or hats.