Looming Looney

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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Busy Little Bee

I have really gotten back into the swing of things. I have finished another knitted item.

Can you guess what it is? Anyone,anyone. Thats right, it my lovely Eye glass case. Another loom knitting class project. This is one of the beginner project but I thought it was cute and decided to make one.

And then the mail came. Look what the mailman had for me.

Check this out......... This is just a small sample the box was packed full.

A friend from one of my yahoo groups had this box packed full of yummy fiber and offered it to me.

Now I need to buy a spindle so I can master the art of spinning.

Newborn Baby Bonnet w/ Pom PomTassels

I belong to several yahoo loom knitting groups and one is a looming class. Every couple of weeks one of the great loom knitters create a pattern and teach a class over the computer. The great thing about this group is that you can participate in the class the interest you and skip the ones that don't. If life gets in the way you can go back after the class is complete and work on the projects at your own pace. If you have questions you just e-mail the group and everyone is always more than willing to help.

I have been lurking in the background and just reading the messages for the past couple of months but today I decided to take actions. I participated in a class and completed my first project.

Todays class was for a baby bonnet. The bonnet was really easy and quick to work up. I have some more practice to do on the pom poms, but overall I think it's great. There was also a class for a baby sweater. I think I'll make one to match my bonnet. Check it out.

Thanks to the Princess for the use of her dolly to model my bonnet.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

What Do You Do

when it's cold, snowing, and sleeting out? Knit of course. That's exactly what I did on Tuesday, 14th. Valentines Day. I spent the entire day in the house and most of it was spent knitting. Looky what I've done.

First there were mittens

Here is my honey bunch modeling my lovey mittens.
Look how wonderful he is The thumbs are a little funky and not quite even

And then came a hat.

Hat is being modeled by Miss Stymie

Out of all the hats I've ever made, this is my favorite one.

Here I am modeling my hat.

I have some extra yarn so a matching scarf might be in order.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Fingerless Glove

I have been inspired to knit again. After months of not touching yarn, I have picked up my loom and gotten back into the swing of things. Here is my first attempt at the fingerless glove. My hands get so cold at work that I can barely type. So to keep from getting frost bite I made this. (pardon the flannel PJ sleeve. It was early Saturday morning when my will to knit kicked in)

The pattern is from Provocraft. Because I didn't have the exact type of yarns needed I had to improvise just a bit. There are some things I will change in the pattern to fit my hands a little better. But overall not bad for the first try. I only made one glove. I will make the mate and then make a second pair in a prettier, livelier color yarn.

It's really hard to get a good picture because of the ash gray yarn. The fingerless glove is knitted in a flat panel using the basic e-wrap stitch for several rows, and contains a few rows of decreases for the thumb piece. It was really easy. I must say that if you decide to use the Provocraft pattern be warned that the instructions for making the second glove are missing some steps. You have to refer to the 1st set of instructions so you don't have to do any frogging.

Saturday, February 10, 2007


OK, so it's not exactly a new year any more. BUT it is the first time you've heard that being said by me. So it still applies. (there's always a way around a technicality)

I didn't do any knitting over the holidays. just not enough time with all the running around like a mad women, so there is nothing major to report on the knitting front. To save face, I won't post any of the many, many Christmas pics of the family.

I did get out and have a little fun though. The Monster Truck Jam came to town a few weeks ago and of course we had to go. I hadn't been since Peanut was about 2 or 3 years old and he's almost 11 now. The Princess had a ball. It was her first time seeing the trucks up close. She'd only watched them on TV with her Dad.

Here are some pics of us and the cool
trucks that performed, take a look:

This was my favorite. I just loved the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle truck.

They even had four wheeler and dirt bike races. There was team DC and team Philly. And you know I was rooting for the home team (DC).

This Chick was great!! She lead team DC to the winners circle for one of the four wheeler race. Girls totally rule. The Princess really enjoyed herself.

This is where we sat. No we weren't in the nosebleed section. We were in the OXYGEN
section. We were in the very top row.

This is a pic of the pit party before the show. Everyone who donated some cangoods got to get an upclose and personal look at the trucks, meet the drivers and get autographs. The line were so long we just got pics of the trucks. It was a packed house.

Here we are after the event. Aren't we cuuutteeee. The Princess was so tired.