I forgot to tell you: I had to get a Kindle because of that continuing education thing I went to in Florida last month. One of the books was out of print but available as an e-book, so the people running the program offered to reimburse us if we needed to buy a Kindle.
What do you do when you get a Kindle? Well, you should probably get some kind of case for it, because it's an expensive-but-breakable item that's a pain in the neck to replace.
Or, if you're me, you knit it a sock.
Kindle Sock Pattern:
Yarn -- leftover Fuzzy Bunny worsted weight two-ply (leftover from this gorgeous shawl)
Needles -- size 6, as that's all I had with me at the time.
CO 40 sts -- I did not join in the round, but only because I didn't have the right needle with me.
Row 1: k1fb, k to last st, k1fb
Row 2 and following: knit in stockinette. It's that simple!
Cast off when you've knit about an inch longer than the Kindle itself. Fold in half and seam together side and bottom (I did mattress stitch for the side, and just a whip stitch on the bottom).
Put your Kindle in there and don't worry about it getting scratched or smooshed in your purse! Kindle Sock won't protect your expensive-but-breakable item from getting damaged if you step on it, though, so ... well, just don't do that. Refrain from putting your Kindle on the floor or whatever.