It was my birthday recently and I was lucky enough to receive an Amazon Kindle, if you haven’t seen or used one of these I’d highly recommend it, it is actually quite an amazing little thing.
I also got the Official Amazon Cover for the reader but I really did not get on with it. It is high quality and durable, but it makes the device so awkward to read that I always end up removing the Kindle anyway. It is also quite heavy and I generally leave the Kindle in my laptop bag and can do without the extra weight.
My girlfriend, who knits constantly made me a Kindle Cover which fits the reader perfectly and provides surprisingly good protection. She has made the pattern available freely on this post on her blog.