When I first heard about knooking it was about 5 years ago. I thought it would be easy to learn this new technique. But at the time I was not ready for it. Now with the help of YouTube I am finally getting it. I also learned that its really popular in Europe. They even have metal knooks. This piece became a hat. I am going to learn how to purl soon. I also made a knook from a long wooden I had to use with bulky yarn.
Thursday, November 05, 2015
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
I was so happy to buy the Zippy Looms from KB in Joann's. Darn, they cost 8 bucks a pop. I bought five because I really want to make this cool shawl that everyone is making. I was so happy that I had all these coupons and I got them for half the price. I have to wait until I get paid to buy the yarn. They are so cute and remind me of toys. Three together is almost as big as my blue Knifty Knitter.
Knitting Board Blog Link: Knitting Board Blog
This blog has so much patterns, including the shawl. I really want to try to make a jacket.
I can't believe I haven't posted in a while. I have been teaching a class in Michaels and we have been making so many projects. Also, I have been trying to get all the Loom Knitting books I can because some of them are going out of print. So if you find one, buy it and keep it. I was recently saddened that I could not find a purple Knifter Knitter loom with 48 pegs. They have officially been cleaned out. There are two on ebay and the current bids are over $100. I also can't find In the Attic looms anymore, production stopped years ago and I just can't find them anywhere. Anyway. I think I am going to buy 2 looms from www.cindwoodcrafts.com. I can find a 48 pegs loom there and an S loom with a wide gauge.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
I used the Loops & Threads sock loom with Patons Socks yarn in Clover Colors. This is a very inexpensive loom that I bought with a coupon at Michaels. I bought this new hook by KB. It has a fat grip that is amazing and a nice pointy tip perfect for socks. I took the little plastic tube that wraps around the tip of the pic and used it as a small yarn guide. It was smooth sailing with that little thing. I am done with my hat and because it is small gauge the e-wrap stitch came out nice.
Friday, February 22, 2013
I made this hat using the green knifty knitter loom. I used Loops & Threads yarn for this hat. I changed the color of the pegs in intervals of 6 so that way I can decrease and have a flat top. I also made the brim starting from a crochet cast on, purl one row, ewrap one row, purl one row. It gave me a nice brim without curling. I adapted this technique from a pattern on youtube from Goodknitkisses. She was making a granny round. Really nice pattern. I made one granny round. Anyway, I changed every sixth peg to a different color that way it will be easier for me to keep track of the decreases. I changed all my looms this way and it gave me more options for different projects. Check her out at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YAuWRbHL_s. Copy this url and check out her videos.
Monday, February 18, 2013
I crocheted this project with Lion Brand Hometown USA yarn in graphite. It is so cozy, I love it. Bought some wooden buttons and done. I even loom knitted a pair of fingerless mitts. I used a different yarn and added a button. Click on Alicia Cowl to get the free pattern.
Friday, February 08, 2013
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
My daughter was making something with this yarn but just abandoned it. I saved it and made a huge ball of yarn. I am making a long scarf and I won't stop till it's all gone. I want to get rid of all this scrappy yarn I have. Loom knitting on Martha's loom.