I figured I’d better post the projects that I have finished or I would forget. It’s been cold here for the last three weeks and I’ve done a lot of knitting and looming. I finished the Rowan Handbag and it turned out pretty good. It’s a great bag with lots of room. Speaking of bags I have submitted a purse that I designed to Markman Farm for their Spring Contest. Please stop by their contest page and vote for my items (yes, I am shamfully asking for votes). They rotate, so please check back in a couple of days. I have the midnight sky purse and the simple fingerless gloves, but you can also vote others too. 🙂
With my designing hat on, I designed a new dishcloth pattern and Dianne Carroll tested it for me. It is called “Hole in One”. Also on the dishcloth theme, I finished a pretty pattern from Jean Barnett from Coats and Clark called the Butterfly Washcloth. I can see making several of these and it would be fun to try to convert to a loom.
We are anxiously awaiting baby bunnies. We had one doe deliver a litter of four and one that is overdue right now by 3 days. She has me a little worried and then another due on the 19th a day before Breezy and I head to Ellensburg, WA to the Washington State Convention. We are really looking forward to going as it is a fun weekend and there are thousands of rabbits. If you are wondering why we have so many does due it’s because she is taking a production doe to our County Fair this year and she wanted to choose the one that was in the best condition. Well I’ve rambled on enough. Have a great week everyone!
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Well since half the month of March is almost gone, I thought I’d better post something. I have been working on various items, both needle and loom knit. Someone posted on one of the yahoo groups about this cute pattern for Prairie Boots…I couldn’t resist and bought the pattern. I knitted them up first in Bernat Softee Chunky before I made some in the Alpaca Blend yarn I bought to see how it would turn out. It was also my first time knitting in the round using 2 circular needles, a lot easier than using DPNs. I’ve got a design in mind for the loom for making boots similar to these….keep an eye out for them. 🙂
My mom asked me to make her a case for her cell phone so she could find it in her purse. At the time I did this pattern I was (and still am) into cables and fell in love with the look of this pattern from Coats and Clark. I think you could easily either convert this to the loom or make up your own design using cables for the loom. I think the next one I make, for me, will have a button on one side of the strap so I can button it around the strap of my bag (got to get one first LOL), that way it will be more accessible.
Now that the March Loom -A-Long on Ravelry’s Loomin Dishcloths is well underway and other’s have posted their way cute cloths, I will post the one I test knit for Karen (see last post) It was fund and a great way to get into using intarsia. I even learned how to make center pull bobbins which was a lot easier than using my makeshift bobbins. I also did it in just plain knit and purl stitches in case others wanted to knit if up that way.
Hope to have a few more things done to post before the month is over. I should have plent of time looming in the car on our way to Arizona. I will try to post pictures of our trip for those who might be interested. I am hoping to stop and see Lynn Markman and possible Lisa Anderson. We will be gone for about 3 weeks. Should be interesting and fun at the same time. We leave on Easter Sunday! I can hardly wait for warm weather!!!
On another note….I now have all my patterns on my website. http://loomydaze.com Check it out! Give suggestions, etc. Talk to you all later!
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The day you have been waiting for to find out who guessed the right amount of dishcloths in the stack….well, I have 2 winners who guessed the correct amount. 19 dishcloths! Keggy will be receiving the printed copy and Kansas will be receiving the downloadable copy. Thank you all for playing it was fun!
On the crafting/looming side, I was lucky enough to test knit a pattern for the March LAL on Ravelry’s Loomin Dishcloths group for Karen G. We are doing colorwork for March and the pattern she has designed is sooo cute! I’ll post a picture of the cloths as soon as I get her okay to (and I get them finished)
Have a great weekend!
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Well I figured I better post since it’s been almost 2 weeks. I was looking through my photos on my computer and found a vest I had test knit for Isela back in November. You’ll have to ask her when the pattern will be available though as I know she was making changes to it. It is very well written (as usual) and a fairly quick project. The size I made as a 2-4 but my 3 year olds big head (19-20″) just wouldn’t fit through the neck hole. I used Bernat Softee Chunky on the green knifty knitter round loom.
For Loom Class, I did Jenny’s Shellie Pattern which is so cute and quick. My daughter was trying to take my little one, but I won’t let her. hehe. I made the little one into a pin that I can put on a sweater or my jacket. I used the 12 peg fg thumb buddy. I think it turned out pretty cute.
My Annatrelac Socks ended up in the froggy pond as I just couldn’t keep focused. Maybe later on when I don’t have as many interruptions (like that’s ever going to happen!) I ended up casting on a pair of socks for Scott for his birthday in Lorna’s Laces Sock weight in camo. I think I’ll just do a basic sock as I only have 2 weeks until his birthday to get them finished. As I am working on his socks I am also working on a pair of house socks for me that Isela has on Ravelry as the January Loom A Long. I figured since we have had snow on the ground since Thanksgiving, I needed something to keep my feet warm. I will probably end up making Noah a pair on the flower loom. He needs a pair of slippers.
I have also uploaded another dishcloth pattern to my dishcloth blog. If you like cherries, this might be one you just have to have (haha) http://loomydishcloths.wordpress.com/loomy-dishcloth-patterns. It is for a small or fine gauge loom with a minimum of 37 pegs. Dianne Carroll was so kind to test knit this design for me as well as others.
I think this is it for today. I need to get busy and do the dreaded dishes and clean the house as well as try and finished my house socks so my feet are warm. Happy looming!
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