Saturday, June 20, 2015

My Pagosa Springs Scarf Progress

Thought I'd share how well my newest Loom Knitting project is coming along ...


I had a bit of a hiccup, when I was about 1/4 done and found the first loop had jumped off it's peg several rows previous. I tried frogging the project back to where I thought the loop should go but I wasn't positive and didn't want to mess up the pretty pattern with an obvious row error. So I frogged the whole thing and started again.

It was worth it though, as the pattern rows clicked in my brain and it made the project go faster the second time around.


You add a stitch every other row in the pattern, so you can see I only have 3 more pegs left (6 rows) before I am half way finished and can start the decrease. I'm loving this Dayna Scoles pattern and already planning which yarn I will use to make it again. I'm thinking it will also make a lovely Christmas gift for a friend!


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Thursday, June 18, 2015

A New Looming Project!

Ok - don't fall over. I'm finally able to start looming again and I'm back with a new project. My Rheumatoid Arthritis is under control with diet and wicked medication and I have more mobility with a lot less pain. We have our new house mostly organized, and now that I can occasionally do stairs we are trying to get the basement sorted and organized. I had my looms and bins of yarns stored out at our cabin, but we are slowly bringing them back home and I've decided that if they fill up the guest closet - ahhh well. We don't have that many overnight guests that require a closet, and if the occasion arises - I'll deal with it then. :-)  The fun of downsizing!

I'm a huge fan of fellow loomer Dayna Scoles and since I have no idea yet which box my loom knitting books are in, I went to her Etsy site to see what I might like to start with. It was so hard to decide on a pattern - she has quite a few beautiful looming patterns!

I had just bought a few skeins of a pale periwinkle yarn from a crafting friend so I decided on Dayna's Pagosa Springs Scarf and started it last night.


This is made with Dayna's own Rivulet Stitch, and I love the open lacy pattern. I admit to finding it a little confusing reading the instructions but Dayna provided lots of photographs with the pattern  and it turned out not to be difficult at all. Plus, with it being so lacy, it's working up quickly.


I did NOT need to be buying any more yarn, but Periwinkle is the colour for Pulmonary Hypertension, a rare progressive disease that our young Granddaughter was diagnosed with in September. Wearing something with this colour is like sending her - and all those affected - a big hug.



Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Matching Hat is finished!

Since I've been down with the flu for over a week, I haven't had hardly any playtime this holiday. Usually I get to sit and knit and make cards and just play. However, last night hubby was at a hockey game so I pulled out my loom knitting and finished the hat I started a few weeks ago.


I had a lot of yarn leftover from my Lacy Cowl (CLICK HERE to see that) so wanted to make a hat to match. It turned out really good - I'm so happy with it! And it's super comfortable ... not necessarily that warm because the yarn is so thin, but perfect for cool days.

I do not use a pattern as I tend to just wing it when I make hats. I did a couple of rows of single crochet around the brim as I like the way it looks.


I used the CinDWood 59 peg hat loom, and Bernat Mosiac in the colour Medusa for the hat (and lacy cowl).

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Friday, November 28, 2014

Finished Lacy Cowl

Today for Finished Friday, I have my Lacy Cowl to share! I finished it a few minutes ago and took pictures with my phone so I could get them uploaded right away.


I love how it turned out. It was the perfect project to get me back looming again! It looks really nice with my new coat too ... I may have to make a matching hat next as I have lots of yarn leftover.

I used Theresa Higby's Rainfall Stitch (which you can find by clicking HERE for her YouTube video) and the All In One Loom.  I used every peg, but did not knit in the round. It is a flat panel and I stitched the ends together to form a loop.  My only regret is that I didn't do a mobius twist before I stitched them together as it would hang so much nicer.


Theresa's description of the stitch pattern is that it is an "E-wrap and Purl Drop Stitch".  The pattern is made up of 4 rows, so for this cowl I loom knit 6 full repeats then two rows into the next repeat. Then I did a row of e-wrap 1, purl 1 then cast off.  The ends were seamed together then I did a single crochet border along both edges.  This colour (Medusa) is so cheerful and bright - and I like it much better in a finished project even than in the skein.


Don't look too closely - there are a few mistakes. But they don't show up with the lacy stitch and it's all part of become reacquainted with my looms.

Onto the next project ... my son and girlfriend visited Scotland last fall and brought me home a skein of hand spun merino. I thought there might be enough for a hat, but now that I'm rolling it into a ball I think there is going to be enough for an Infinity Scarf!

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Lacy Cowl - Work in Progress

Please don't fall over, but I'm back wing a new WIP.  I have a new winter jacket, which is Burgundy, and I don't have a single scarf or cowl to match it. What'a a loom knitter to do, but make herself a new one!

I knew I wanted something with an open stitch, but it couldn't be too complicated as I haven't loom knit in a very long time. Also, I'm on some pretty serious meds for my Rheumatoid Arthritis and my brain is fuzzy.

My pattern books are still packed from the move and I have NO idea which pile of boxes they are in. So I turned to Pinterest and discovered a YouTube video by Theresa Higby. She has created some new stitches and her Rainfall Stitch sounded perfect!


I chose a pretty variegated yarn that will go with my new coat as well as other's in my closet.


I have to admit I've struggled a little with the stitch, but I almost have my groove back. There were some issues with stitches hopping off the pegs on the 2nd and 4th rows in the sequence, which I solved with small elastics.


It's turning out so pretty ... I'll post pictures when it's finished, along with more details.

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Moving

We are moving.

My life is all about boxes these days. Finding them, packing them, labelling them etc … then it will become unpacking and flattening them. Sadly my looms - and even my crochet hooks - are on the 'back burner' until the late fall.  I still have hopes that I can get my loom knit cowl blocked before I have to pack up the spare room, as I laid it out in the hopes of blocking it last week.

The weather has suddenly turned cooler here, which always turns my thoughts to loom knitting. I hope to be back here in the fall with a new Work In Progress!

Meanwhile, I continue with my box obsession.




Friday, March 28, 2014

Finished!

Hello and welcome to my 100th Follower - WOW!

I have finished crocheting the Stroller blanket for our new Grandson Zachary, AND I just finished loom-knitting him a matching hat. I have even taken the photos ... so as soon as I get them uploaded to the computer I will share.

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