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.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
I can't even remember when I started this project. I promised myself to try and finish all these WIPS that I have lingering in knitting bags. I started to add fringe, but changed my mind. It looks so much nicer for a boy without the fringe.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Reading the newspaper is so important. I stumbled on a free quilting workshop for Breast Cancer awareness. I called right away to reserve my seat. After years of wanting to learn how to quilt I finally got my shot. It was an amazing day for me and all of the rest of the ladies that attended. When the teacher showed us what we were going to do, I said, "No way can I do that." After weeks of attending, I finished my first quilt. So sad to see it ending, but realized that there were more classes to come. So saving my little money here and there I am still quilting for four months every Saturday. No, I have not abandoned my knitting and crocheting or loom knitting, still doing it but adding a new love called quilting. Now I have started a new lap quilt for my mom. I think she is going to love it once its done. I have so many other things I wish to chat about, but I need to add some fresh and news links to my blog and upload some new pics. My first quilt(pieced by me,and long-armed quilted by Karoline)