Category Archives: loom knitting

The calendar is finally done!

I’ve been mising in action for the last couple week, busy writing patterns and testing looming them for the 2008 Loom Knit Dishcloth Calender.   I am so glad it is done and boy what a project!  I can’t wait until next years though.  I hope you like it as much as I do.   Check back later today or tomorrow.  It should be up for sale.  I am having a dickens of a time trying to get the file uploaded as it is big…graphic intense.  I will have the link set up on my “For Sale” page.

Loom Knit Dishcloth Calendar Cover

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Here are just some of the cloths offered in the calendar

 

Glittens, socks and a mini scarf, oh my!!

Welt Fantastic SockHere is a sock I made. I used the Welt Fantastic pattern from Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch. I used Felici from KnitPicks in the color Clay. This particular pattern used a forethought heel. I would definitely recommend this book for people that want to learn out how knit socks on DPNs or 2 circular needles.

Glittens_backGlitten_palmI’ve wanted a pair of convertible mittens for over a year now and finally got around to making a pair. I used the Broad Street Mittens pattern from Knitty. The pattern was a little vague in parts, but I managed toGlitten complete one. I made the same mistake as the sock above and didn’t order enough. I again used Felici in the color Aurora. Now I just need to keep the glittens (glove/mitten) hidden so my daughter doesn’t decide to make them her own. I did manage to make her a pair of fingerless mitts to keep her hands warm at soccer practice/games so we’ll see how long I can keep mine.

Over at Decor Accents, Inc. yahoo group they are having an Holidays Scarf Exchange which I decided to sign up for. It should be fun! Here mini scarfletis a mini scarflet I made, to see if I could indeed make one (very simple). I’ll have to make another one for my partner soon! As you can see, I think I need to invest in a dressmaker form as I don’t have a model available except this stuffed tigger. He does seem to be sporting the mini scarflet well.

Loom Knit Dishcloth Calendar, Part 2

This is exciting.  It looks like there is interest in this.  Now comes your part, if you so choose.  I am looking for designers for these cloths.  Please email me smcelheran @ gorge.net (take out spaces) and let me know if you are interested and I will email you some guidelines for submission.  Those designs chosen for the calendar will also be compensated.  So get on your designing hats and lets get to work.  Deadline to submit is November 16.

Bag, tote and turkeys?

It is starting to definitely look like spring around here now. The crocus are up and my tulips and daffodils are starting to peek through the dirt. I can’t wait. Warm weather is just around the corner! I was driving up our driveway this morning after going to an early morning appointment and saw the wild turkeys we hear every morning in our neighbors yard. I ran in to get the camera and got a picture of them. It’s not a great picture albeit, but I at least got a picture and there is about 9-12 of them. They’re HUGE!!

For Loom Class Graciela taught us her Ribbon Bag. I think it took me no more than 2 hours, if that, to create it. It turned out cute, I’m just trying to figure out now what to put in it. I’m sure I’ll find something. Thanks Graciela!

I am also making more stitch markers I’ll post them as I have time. I have been frantically trying to come up with things for our monthly KALs on Loom Knitting Exchange. Monday we started our first one but I can’t reveal yet as to what it is. I will post a pic as soon as I have it finished and the posting of the KAL is over. Speaking of Loom Knitting Exchange, we had a cell phone tote exchange and this is what I came up with for Tamara. It (I hope) will fit a basic Nokia style phone. She will be able to see who is calling by just flipping up the top cover and she doesn’t even have to take off the tote to recharge as it has a opening on the bottom for that. Pretty Cool huh?? Take a look.

Happy Anniversary to Me!

Well it’s been a whole year since I’ve started blogging….where has time gone? I wish I had more to show for it. Maybe this year will be different. Since it’s my blog’s anniversary Happy AnniversaryI’m going to have a little contest. Not sure yet what the contest will be yet, but it will be for some stitch markers (set of 6) and I will get a picture of them posted within the next few days.

Loom Knitting Newbies Group is having a Chemo Hat drive for Bev Q at Bev’s Country Cottage and so far 46 loomers have answered Dusty’s pied piper call. The hats are all turning out great and here are a couple I made last weekend while I was sick in bed.

My goal is 5 hats by March 26th which I should see since I have 4 done as of today. 3 adult and 1 child.

For Loom Class, I took a baby bonnet class that Pam offered. It turned out cute but since I don’t have any little girls needing one I will probably donate it to charity. I couldn’t even find a doll to put it on lol The frog doesn’t do the bonnet justice I included a side view too because I liked the way the yarn striped. It was also supposed to have pom poms on the ties, but I chose to leave them off.
I made a cell phone tote for an exchange and will post it as soon as I have it all together.
Keep on Looming.

Scrunchies


I finally finished the scrunchies I was working on for my daughter’s basketball team. I used the pattern on Off the Looms site. Really easy pattern. I knit 6 rows before turning up. Most of the girls are wearing them. Of course when the team finally wins their first game, I can’t be there because I am sick and confined to my bed. I guess I can thank all three of the kids for this crud. Well off to rest some more and knit.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentines Day

Hope your day is filled with no calorie treatsChocolate Valentine! I know mine will be as I’m sure my DH won’t bring me home anything good. If he does it will be a miracle. We just don’t do Valentine’s Day in our house.

Well I thought I’d post pics of my finished projects I’ve made before they get lost or I forget about them. Here are a couple of the things I made for the Kitchen Item Exchange on the Loom Knitting Exchange group. A scrubby for Cyndi V. which I used the pattern from the Canadian Crafter site with tulle around my nylon yarn. And my towel topper which I have made before, but this time I did it with a flat stitch and I can’t say I liked the way it turned out very well. I guess I just need to use more pegs, because it really shrunk up. The towel went to Kathleen R. I just hope she likes it.

Here is another dishcloth I made for February on Monthly Dishcloths KAL. I liked they way it turned out. Very valentiney (if that’s a word lol) I can hardly wait until the 16th when they post the mid month KAL.

A while back I made a sheep (a very fat sheep, mind you) from Loom Class. This is how it turned out. The kids love to toss it anywhere they can which is great since it is so soft.
Well, I’ll post later hopefully with the illusion dishcloth pattern.