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Getting loomy

365 day 304 - Getting loomy

Well, hello there.   I’ve been away from the blog for a few days, getting reacquainted with my little blue Knifty Knitter.  Why, you may ask, would I do such a thing, when I am perfectly capable of knitting with needles these days?  It’s simple.  I had a tutorial inside of me, desperate to get out!  That, and I do really love using the loom for this particular project.

I’ve spent this weekend (I say “this weekend” because with the kids being home for the last two days due to power outages and road closures, it has felt like we are still weekending here) knitting a neckwarmer, photographing each step, writing a tutorial, and filming a video tutorial, too.

It’s all nearly ready to go, aside from a few more written explanations, and uh, the production of the entire video. When I’m finished, though, even those of you who have never heard of a knitting loom will know how to cast on, knit two different stitches, bind off, and make i-cord.

So, stay tuned, those of you who are already loom knitters, and those of you who would like to give it a try.  This is your heads-up to go get yourself a little blue Knifty Knitter (or, newbies, why not get the whole set?) and 100 yards of the softest, beautifulest bulky wool you can lay your hands on (I am partial to Malabrigo Chunky) and meet me back here tomorrow.

We’re making Luxurious Neckwarmers! Ooooh, so warm, soft, and squishy 🙂

10 thoughts on “Getting loomy

  1. Polka Dot Cottage: Getting loomy http://t.co/FvKewNUH

  2. I have not seen one of those but it looks interesting. I do like the neck warmer.

    1. You can find them at most chain craft stores, like Michael’s and JoAnn’s, usually in sets of four different sizes.

  3. I remember those from my childhood. We use to make long strapless dresses for the barbies.

    1. Oh, funny! I had one that I used to churn out long ribbons to tie on my pony tail 🙂

  4. http://t.co/FvKewNUH Polka Dot Cottage: Getting loomy

  5. That looks so very warm! I love Malabrigo too I am making mittens with it now!

    1. Oh, it is! I made one for myself about three years ago, and it sees heavy winter use. Mmmm, Malabrigo mittens!

  6. I have all of the Knifty Knitter looms in all sizes, including the flower and the spool looms. I also have the adjustable fine gauge DA loom, before they went out of business. (So thankful my hubby gave me the moolah for it.)
    LOOOOOOOVE this neck warmer, and am going to make one for myself, since I give away almost all of my projects.
    This looks fabulous 🙂
    Jolene

    1. Oh, definitely, treat yourself! You can get a skein of the really nice yarn I used for $12. It’s more expensive than craft store yarn, but in the grand scheme of things, $12 isn’t too much to spend on yourself, especially if you get a cozy and practical item out of it! I’m still wearing the one I made for myself 3 years ago.

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