Thursday night my neice and nephew spent the night, and on Friday my 7 year-old nephew asked if he could learn to knit with me. What could I say …. my heart melted and we sat on the couch and he quickly leared how to cast-on and e-wrap. He sat on the couch quietly knitting until his mom came to pick him up for the day. So, as he left we packed up the blue Knifty Knitter round loom, a set of instructions, the I Taught Myself to Loom Knit book, pick, yarn needle and blue Red Heart yarn and sent it home with him. Saturday morning at coffee, his mom reported that he stayed up until 12:30am loom knitting and watching television with his dad. He had taken the time to show his twin sister, mom and dad how to loom knit. He is secretly making his dad a scarf for Christmas, currently his project is 6″ long. He is a great kid and I am happy that he has found this journey.
Completed my first attempt at the Simple Seamless Handbag from the “I Taught Myself to Loom Knit” book. This was the first time I used my long looms so the knitting is a little rough. I love the fact that the instructions gives a great way to make the “button”. The whole project is done with looms and yarn, no having to go and buy a button or handles. I need to work on my seaming techinques but it will all come in time.
I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn in Camoflauge and Red Heart Super Saver yarn in Medium Thyme.
I completed my first pattern from Brenda Myers’ “I Taught Myself to Loom Knit” book published by Boye. This pattern uses the drawstring cast-on method. Stitch knowledge includes, flat stitch, the knit stitch, purl stitch, u-stitch and e-wrap stitch.
I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn in Petal Pink (2 strands as one) for the body, and Red Heart Super Saver yarn in White for the drawstring, with a 2 peg i-cord.
I think I may have knitted this first project a little tight, but a great pattern that I will do again!
While in Wal-Mart I found a wonderful new loom knitting book published by Boye with pattern designer Brenda Myers. The book comes with well written and illustrated instructions and DVD that shows basic loom knitting techinques for the round looms and long looms. The patterns included in this wonderful book are:
- Scented Sachet Bag
- Lovely Lacy Scarf
- Cozy Hooded Scarf
- Convenient Sports Bottle Cozy *
- Perfect Hat Plus
- Casual Belt *
- Fabulous Leafy Flower *
- Lovely Lacy Hat
- Handy Hot Pads *
- Simple Seamless Handbag *
- Lilac Lullaby Baby Blanket
- Dramatic Drop Stitch Shawl
- Cuddly Panda Bear
* these are the patterns that I plan on creating … keep checking back for new project postings.