Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Matching Hat is finished!

Since I've been down with the flu for over a week, I haven't had hardly any playtime this holiday. Usually I get to sit and knit and make cards and just play. However, last night hubby was at a hockey game so I pulled out my loom knitting and finished the hat I started a few weeks ago.

I had a lot of yarn leftover from my Lacy Cowl (CLICK HERE to see that) so wanted to make a hat to match. It turned out really good - I'm so happy with it! And it's super comfortable ... not necessarily that warm because the yarn is so thin, but perfect for cool days.

I do not use a pattern as I tend to just wing it when I make hats. I did a couple of rows of single crochet around the brim as I like the way it looks.

I used the CinDWood 59 peg hat loom, and Bernat Mosiac in the colour Medusa for the hat (and lacy cowl).

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Finished Lacy Cowl

Today for Finished Friday, I have my Lacy Cowl to share! I finished it a few minutes ago and took pictures with my phone so I could get them uploaded right away.

I love how it turned out. It was the perfect project to get me back looming again! It looks really nice with my new coat too ... I may have to make a matching hat next as I have lots of yarn leftover.

I used Theresa Higby's Rainfall Stitch (which you can find by clicking HERE for her YouTube video) and the All In One Loom.  I used every peg, but did not knit in the round. It is a flat panel and I stitched the ends together to form a loop.  My only regret is that I didn't do a mobius twist before I stitched them together as it would hang so much nicer.

Theresa's description of the stitch pattern is that it is an "E-wrap and Purl Drop Stitch".  The pattern is made up of 4 rows, so for this cowl I loom knit 6 full repeats then two rows into the next repeat. Then I did a row of e-wrap 1, purl 1 then cast off.  The ends were seamed together then I did a single crochet border along both edges.  This colour (Medusa) is so cheerful and bright - and I like it much better in a finished project even than in the skein.

Don't look too closely - there are a few mistakes. But they don't show up with the lacy stitch and it's all part of become reacquainted with my looms.

Onto the next project ... my son and girlfriend visited Scotland last fall and brought me home a skein of hand spun merino. I thought there might be enough for a hat, but now that I'm rolling it into a ball I think there is going to be enough for an Infinity Scarf!

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Lacy Cowl - Work in Progress

Please don't fall over, but I'm back wing a new WIP.  I have a new winter jacket, which is Burgundy, and I don't have a single scarf or cowl to match it. What'a a loom knitter to do, but make herself a new one!

I knew I wanted something with an open stitch, but it couldn't be too complicated as I haven't loom knit in a very long time. Also, I'm on some pretty serious meds for my Rheumatoid Arthritis and my brain is fuzzy.

My pattern books are still packed from the move and I have NO idea which pile of boxes they are in. So I turned to Pinterest and discovered a YouTube video by Theresa Higby. She has created some new stitches and her Rainfall Stitch sounded perfect!

I chose a pretty variegated yarn that will go with my new coat as well as other's in my closet.

I have to admit I've struggled a little with the stitch, but I almost have my groove back. There were some issues with stitches hopping off the pegs on the 2nd and 4th rows in the sequence, which I solved with small elastics.

It's turning out so pretty ... I'll post pictures when it's finished, along with more details.

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, August 22, 2014


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


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.


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.