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.

Thanks for stopping by.


Saturday, March 22, 2014

Still here!

Hello friends!

It's so nice to see so many new followers, and I'm sorry that I don't have anything new to post. We had a 3 day road trip and I thought I would work on a loom knit baby blanket on the drive.  However, I ended up starting a crochet one instead ... and didn't even work on that too much.

Our daughter had her baby this week, so now I'm crocheting like mad to get the blanket finished before I get to meet little Zachary. I should have enough yarn left over to loom knit a matching hat, and I WILL take pictures of the crochet blanket to share when it's done.

Don't give up on me ... I still LOVE loom knitting, and have lots of yarn and ideas in mind.

Cheers
Karen

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Hello All!

Wow - I think this is probably the longest I've gone without looming and posting! I have only been puttering at the cowl I'm working on, but I do need to kick it up a notch. Both our daughters are expecting and my dear friend just became a Grandma to a sweet little baby boy.

I picked up some 'boy' coloured yarn today, so need to get to work on looming a couple of baby blankets. I think I will do the stroller sized ones - they are so handy!

Hopefully I will have project pictures to share in the next week or so.

Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, January 12, 2014

Lightweight Spiral Hat

Hello, and welcome to all my new followers!

I have had my hat finished for awhile, and am presently working on a matching cowl. I just haven't had a chance to upload the hat pictures until today. The hat turned out quite nice - I'm happy with it and wear it a fair bit.


I used a 51 peg CinDwood loom, and an Alpaca blend yarn from Ice Yarns which was a #3 weight. Because the yarn was finer than what I should have used (a #4) the hat is lightweight. Being a loom knitter I have plenty of cozy warm hats knit with chunky yarns so this is a nice change for milder weather.  Or walking the dogs with a bad hair day.  :-)


I did a garter stitch brim, then switched to my Spiral Hat pattern. I posted about that HERE, if you are interested.  I will mention again that I don't really write patterns and there might be an 'official' way to do this and an 'official' pattern somewhere. I just tend to wing it a lot of times. Because this loom had an odd number of pegs though I was able to E-wrap 4 pegs and purl one all the way around. Then I started the next row on that last, unwrapped peg and that gives you the spiral pattern. The purl stitch moves one peg over every row without you have to do much counting or peg marking.


I used Jeannie Phillips cast off (she has a fabulous video on YouTube), a single crochet all around the brim and the hat was finished.


I hope the cowl doesn't take as long to make - there just hasn't been much knitting time these days. My Dad was in the hospital from December 9th to January 8th ... when he was moved to a full care facility. I know he is getting great care there, but it's quite a distance from where we live so I'm spending a lot of time in my vehicle these days.  Can't drive and loom knit!

Thanks for stopping by, and being so patient with my lack of posts. I still love loom knitting, and have several more projects in mind to work on.


Sunday, December 15, 2013

Oatmeal Spiral Hat

My Dad is still in the hospital, it's a crazy busy season, and I have not had a chance to even take a picture of the hat I referred to last week. I started a matching cowl on the same road trip but I haven't even been able to look the loom since we got back. 

So I'm sharing a hat I made for my cousin, using this lovely oatmeal yarn.  


I love this spiral pattern, and yes - I use it frequently. (You can see my pattern on THIS post. )
 

I used Jeannie Phillips cast off (you can do a YouTube Video search if you are interested in her technique) because it makes a nice flat top - especially when you are using a bulky yarn like this #6 weight.



I don't often do a ribbing stitch for a hat brim, but sometimes I like to. It gives an almost scalloped look to the bottom edge!  I used the green Knifty Knitter Loom.








Hopefully once I get Christmas behind me, I can get back to work on that cowl!

Thanks for stopping by.



Wednesday, December 11, 2013

No pictures yet

I'm sorry friends and followers, but I have nothing new to post. My hat turned out great, and in fact I wore it for most of our 3 day road trip last week.

However, my Dad fell on Monday and broke his hip - so our world has turned upside down. I just haven't had a chance or the energy to upload that picture or work on the matching infinity scarf I started.

If I don't get a chance to post again before the holidays, I wish all of you that celebrate it - a Merry Christmas. For those of you that honour a different celebration, and for everyone else - I wish you the best.