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As you can probably guess, he set forth some fairly specific parameters for how he'd like them to be:
- The fabric should be as thin as possible (definitely no thicker than DK weight) because "I don't want to feel like I'm typing next to a pillow."*
- The finished product should be stretchy enough to fit around the odd shapes of the wires, but firm enough to control them somewhat
- The ends of the tubes nearest the computer would ideally be flush with the edge of the computer, so that the edge touches the computer, and the fabric itself lies flat across the tops of the plugs, and it so it won't slip back along the wires too much.
- Ideally there wouldn't be too much fabric bunched up at the "ankle" where the wires turn and head toward the back of the desk.
- The opening at the small ends should be big enough to allow one plug-end to pass through it at a time, but not too large either.
- Yarn color should be compatible with brushed aluminum finish of the computer--maybe slate gray?
Here is where you come in, dear readers! I need help figuring out if anything about my above plan makes sense, or if I'm totally off on my approach. What weight yarn should I use? Do I used 2x2 ribbing, or something else? Heel flap, short-row, neither? And how do I handle the large end of the tube that needs to be flush against the computer? Maybe a hem with something firm (cardboard, plastic?) sewn inside it? And how do I get it to stay flush against the computer? Any and all suggestions welcome!
*I didn't include that quote to make my brother sound like a demanding, cranky guy. I just thought it was a funny visual. He's actually one of the sweetest people in the world, and has by no means given me any sort of deadline for this project, if I even decide to take it on.