Thursday, November 05, 2015

Learning how to Knook

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.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Zippy Loom

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.

Still looming...

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  I can find a 48 pegs loom there and an S loom with a wide gauge.  

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Loom Knitted Baby hat

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

Loom knit hat

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 Copy this url and check out her videos.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Alicia Crochet Cowl

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

S'mores scarf finished!

I am so happy that I finished this scarf. I need to find out what yarn this was because it so cozy and warm. Loom knitted double knit on Martha's Loom with 10 pegs. I used 3 yarns together.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Loom knit scarf "Smores"

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.

Tall mug cozy

Made this last night.