Afghan Sampler: 2nd Square

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Hello Loom Knitters! I am still alive and kicking out here, but I am starting to get side-tracked by my many projects I have going on the side. But do not fear! I have not given up hope of completing my afghan sampler as of yet!

Here is the second square I completed, this time with a twist! Literally. This pattern used a twisted knit stitch to make the square. Similar to the last square I completed, this one also uses alternating rows. It is very interesting that one little change creates a really interesting variation.

Now I just need to keep up the momentum and complete my next square.

Until next time!

Editors Note: This entry was transferred from a dead blog site to this new WordPress site -no one ever visited the old one 😦   So here is to new beginnings…

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Afghan Sampler: First Square

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Ten little days and one little square to show for it. Not too bad, right?

This square features a basic knitted fabric with alternating color rows. As you can tell from the photo, I decide to go with a black, white and grey color scheme for my blanket.

This was fairly easy to do and I look forward to making the next square. We’ll have to see what’s in store for me next.

Until next time…

Editors Note: This entry was transferred from a dead blog site to this new WordPress site -no one ever visited the old one 😦   So here is to new beginnings…

New Loom Project: Sampler Afghan

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Okay folks! Sorry for the delay. I needed a little break from my last project before moving onto the next one. I haven’t started it yet, but I wanted to take a quick moment to unveil what I will be working on next. Can anyone say “Afghan”?

That’s right, you guessed it! I am going to be working on creating a loom knitted afghan!

Here a sneak-peak at this Afghan Sampler pattern from my loom knitting book.

Doesn’t this look great! Each square in the pattern is designed to teach you a new loom knitting technique as you go along. I can’t wait to begin creating each square and stitching these little babies together. This should be fun!

Until next time…

Editors Note: This entry was transferred from a dead blog site to this new WordPress site -no one ever visited the old one 😦   So here is to new beginnings…

A Scarf and Hat set for little 'o me

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Look what a couple of weeks of dedicated loom knitting can produce! Viola! A hat and scarf set for little o’ me! Hooray!

Up until now, I absolutely hated switching back and forth between colors. Even when I was avidly crocheting. It boils down to one thing – weaving in ends. I loathe weaving in ends!

Thanks to my nifty new loom knitting book, I was shown and easy way to carry and hide different colorways between rows. No snipping, no ends to weave in. YES!

Both of these projects whipped up pretty quickly considering I still have my nine-to-five job and other art related projects I work on.

Now that I have built confidence in creating this set, I think I will move onto another project. Now I just need to decide what that will be?

Until next post…

Editors Note: This entry was transferred from a dead blog site to this new WordPress site -no one ever visited the old one 😦   So here is to new beginnings…

New Looms & New Book

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Hey! What’s this? More looms? How many kinds can there be?

Well, I found myself once again in the yarn aisle at one of my favorite craft stores and what to my wondering eyes should appear but a little round loom for me to make more projects with this year!

This little guy was the last one left in the store for the Knifty Knitter series looms. For all of you loom knitters out there, I was sadden to hear that this company was sold to Boye who is not producing the same quality looms that Knifty Knitter was known for. Oh well. At least I have this one. Mine! I tell you! Mine!

The real reason I went to the store was to purchase this awesome loom knitting book-

This book has so many patterns and tutorials that I can’t wait to dive in and start making something. Like I alluded to in my previous post I think it’s time to make a hat and scarf set for me.

Hopefully the next post I will unveil my little creation.

Until next time…

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Editors Note: This entry was transferred from a dead blog site to this new WordPress site -no one ever visited the old one 😦   So here is to new beginnings…

Hat and Scarf set for hubby

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Look who’s got a new hat and scarf from his awesome wife! That’s right- my husband!

After couple weeks of looming fun, I now get to unveil my latest complete project. Both of these projects were super simple. I loved how fast my hat came together and I absolutely love the ability to have and rolled in brim.

The scarf was just a touch harder since I still haven’t got quite the hang of going back-and-forth versus working in the round. Now that my husband has got his own set, I am feeling a little jealous. I think it’s time to make me my own set next. What do you think?

Until next time loom knitters!

Editors Note: This entry was transferred from a dead blog site to this new WordPress site – no one ever visited the old one 😦   So here is to new beginnings…

More Looms!

IMG_1545Hey loom knitters! Look who just hit the jackpot courtesy of her beloved mom! My mom heard I was now doing loom knitting and offered to give me her old round loom set. How could I refuse and offer like that! So I drove the 20 plus miles to get the new-to-me loom set right away from my mom.

Now I am really excited to start knitting on these new round looms. Think of all the projects I can create with them – hats, scarves, bags and more!

Wait, what’s this? My husband wants a new hat and scarf?  No problem! I know have the tools! Stay tuned for the unveiling of my next finished project…

Editors Note: This entry was transferred from a dead blog site to this new WordPress site – no one ever visited the old one 😦   So here is to new beginnings…

First Loom Knitting Project Complete!

What is it?

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Yeah! I have completed my first knitting project using my new long loom. But what is this thing? This is the question my husband asked me as soon as I finished it…. To my small embarrassment, I explained that I was tired of our headboard hitting the walls in our room and I made a small little blanket as a cushion. (no getting the wrong ideas here- after two years of marriage we’re pretty much only reading in bed) ☺ Anyway, after a short couple of evenings I was able to complete this little project on New Year’s Eve. We decided to stay in this year and kept each other company by doing a different activity on the hour, every hour until midnight. One of the activities was to watch a new movie before midnight. This was my chance to complete my little blanket before the New Year! I finished it with over thirty minutes to spare before we toasted to the New Year. As promised, I will give a full report on what I think of loom knitting so far. Rating is from 1-10, 10 being the best: Ease of use: 10+ Clear instructions: 8+ Comfort while loom knitting: 10 Speed: 5 (this could improve since I am new to this)

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Overall thoughts – While I miss the feel of knitting needles, I love the fact that I can knit a piece of fabric on a loom and pretty much put it down without worrying if I am going to lose my place or drop stitches. The only drawback so far it that it seems to take more time to finish a row versus knitting needles. But as I stated above, that this could be due to the fact that I am new at this. Well, we will have to see what is around the next corner for this loom knitter. Until next time…

Editors Note: This entry was transferred from a dead blog site to this new WordPress site – no one ever visited the old one 😦   So here is to new beginnings…

Holiday Hiatus-New Loom Knitting Set

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Well, the holidays have just passed and all the craziness is now behind me. Now I finally can have some “me” time. This sounds selfish – I know. Anyway, part of having some “me” time is using some of the lovely gift cards and money I received as gifts – yeah me. So after a trip to my local craft store I became be-dazzled by the array of knitting tools available to a-would-be-knitter. Suffice to say I am now a proud owner of my very own Knifty Knitter long-loom knitting set! I have been playing around with the idea of getting a loom set since it seems so much easier to knit with. Time will only tell. Armed with my little Knifty Knitter booklet, I am ready to begin my first little project to be unveiled as soon as I finish it. FYI- to state for the record, I have not given up on traditional knitting, but for now I think loom knitting is the right fit for me to complete all the wonderful little projects I have in mind. I will give a full report on what I think of loom knitting in the next post. Until next time…

Editors Note: This entry was transferred from a dead blog site to this new WordPress site no one ever visited the old one 😦   So here is to new beginnings…