Well it has been a long time since I posted anything. I was very busy with our County Fair this year and being a 4-H leader didn’t make it any easier. 😀 Breezy did quite well. Two of her items for fiber arts won champion ribbons and went to our State Fair and received blue ribbons there. She did a display board on Loom Knitting which earned her a champion ribbon locally. She loom knit a hat with her handspun yarn and received a champion ribbon as well. I’ll try and post pictures of them as soon as I get them taken.
She did another display board on rabbit diseases and used electricity (which they learned how to do in class last year) to let a person know if they had gotten their answer right. It turned out really well and a picture of it actually made it into our local paper. Boy was she surprised. Well enough about my daughter.
I did manage to make a few of the pinwheel dishcloths that Isela has in the Fall 2008 issue of Loom Knitters Circle. They are so much fun to make and my husband actually likes these. I also tried Denise’s Mitered Dishcloth and that was also a lot of fun to make. As I was making ths cloth, I thought it would be fun to make a scarf or a sweater using the mitered squares. Oh the creative juices are flowing again. Sorry about the poor pictures…they were taken from my phone as my camera broke.
Speaking of creative juices, I have been working on designs for the 2009 Loom Knit Calendar bewteen canning salsa and beans. To give you a little hint as to what will be in the calendar, expect to see a little bit of lace, cables and knit and purl combos. I am hoping to have it ready for download the end of this month. I’ll keep you posted. I also have some other designs knit up, just need to write and chart the instructions. Designs include seahorses, hummingbird, owl, desert scene and I forget what else. 🙂 I’ll post when I get them done.
I have also been busy trying to earn points to buy stuff on Amazon. All it does is take a little bit of time and it’s fun. I plan on buying some stuff for Christmas this way. You can even buy yarn this way and not have to spend a cent. Check it out and signup if interested! Points2Shop
Have a great rest of the week and weekend 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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Happy 2nd Blog Anniversary to me. I can hardly believe it has been two years already. With that I have a little something for those of you that read my blog. I am going to run a little contest. What’s the contest you say? Well it’s an easy one….just guess how many dishcloths there are in the picture. Prize is the 2008 Loom Knit Dishcloth Calendar. Just email me your guess (smcelheran at gorge dot net) and put blog contest in the subject line and you could be the lucky winner of this great calendar. It is filled with great designs from Lynn Markman, Janice Haley, Karen Gielen and myself. I will take guesses through February 28th and announce the winner on February 29th! Good Luck!!!
On the creative end of things, I finished up the Cabled Mitt Pattern from Isela Phelps that we did on Ravelry for February’s Loom-A-Long. What a fun pattern and definitely something to challenge a person especially if they have never done cables before. These mitts will go with the hat I finished from Isela’s booklet Learn to Knit Cables on Looms.
The hat is the Cion Earflap Hat. It turned out okay for my first attempt at cables on looms. I think my next project from the book will be the shawl. I think I want to try a little lace with some cables and give it away as a prayer shawl.
Well enough babbling….have a great weekend!
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Okay, I am sick of winter. We have had about 5-5 1/2 feet of snow since Thanksgiving and I am so sick of it. Mind you, the 5 feet isn’t all at once. We probably have about 3 1/2 feet right now. All I can tell you is it is past my knees on my 5’2″ frame. Our driveway does make it fun to go sledding with all the nice powder we have had. This snow makes it so dang hard to feed and water our bunnies though. If I had my way, spring would be here.
With all this snow it has been good for designing, looming and knitting projects. I have designed a couple new dishcloth patterns and have worked on a 5 cable cloth for the February KAL on Janice’s group Looming Dishcloths Plus. It is called Shifting Sands. I was a little hesitant to try cable, but found they were quite simple once I got the hang of it. My have to try more things with cables. I know I’ll probably try the dishcloth pattern from Creative Knitting in the March 2008 issue. It is an all over cable pattern.
The cloth with the heart on it I designed for the February Loom-A-Long on Ravelry. If you are a member and love to make dishcloths, please join us. The hummingbird cloth will be up on my Loomy Dishcloth Blog just as soon as I write up the pattern for it.
I also completed Isela’ Plushy Slipper Sock pattern for the Loom A Long on Ravelry (you can find the pattern at her site http://isela.typepad.com for $1.25). I didn’t loom it in the plushy yarn that she called for. I just used a worsted weight acrylic/wool blend . The pattern is very easy to understand.
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