Tuesday, March 27, 2007


I was on one of my favorites blogs http://americaninitaly.blogspot and Zia Sara had a mug cozy that she found somewhere and she crochet two for her mugs. I had been searching for something to do after I joined http:// and my spoolie was available, so I got to thinking, I can do this cozy with the cord I knit on the spoolie.
I started knitting away and once I had enough cord to start the bottom (top pic on the left) I started rolling it and sewing it together, since I didn't know how long a cord I needed I made the cozy as I went along knitting some, sewing some and shaping some. I loved the challenge of shaping it and getting the loop around the handle and seeing if it would work or not, it took some manuvering but in the end I'm really happy with it, I think it turned out really cute.
I used a 4 peg spool knitter I got at Dollar Tree (in the toy section) last year, it's see through plastic (which is a feature I really like as I can see what the cord looks like as I knit, I wish my knitting boards were like that) with wire pegs, Peaches and Cream cotton yarn in Sea Breeze, my KK hook and about 4 hours total.
I think this would make a cute gift for Mother's day.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Comments and Pattern

Thank you for the great comments, I appreciate them. I tried to upload the instructions for the folks that wanted them but blogger is being excruciatingly difficult today so please follow the link to the Board Knitter Group (on the left side of the blog) and the pattern is in the file section under Patterns. Enjoy!! (if you are not a member don't worry I will approve you quickly)

For the Hat I used the KK blue and knitted a regular baby hat.

For the Blanket I used 14" tri loom and wove 12 tri's stitched together with a simple crochet edge. The monogram was a crocheted chain stitch that I sew on to the one tri.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Baby Gifts

I've finished the baby gifts for my sons' aunt who just had a baby girl. I used various looms to make each item, it was a lot of fun and challenging to figure out which loom, I needed to accomplish all the gift items (I can't figure out why this portion of text is underlined).

The close up photo is of a baby hat on the blue KK loom with the knit stitch, the burp bib is done on my fine gauge knitting board with rib, eyelet and stockinette stitches and the baby blanket is a compliation of Tri loom woven triangles two strands held together, that have been pieced together. I crocheted an edge around the blanket and a chain crochet in pink for the baby's name. I must admit that this was really interesting to use different looms with different stitches and weave to get such a complimentary gift set. I hope they enjoy it as much as I enjoyed make them. :)

Friday, March 09, 2007


I've made some progress on the shawl this past week. The left pic was taken in Nov. and the bottom pic last night. Since it's hanging in my bedroom and I look at it every night, I finally decided last night I had enough, I need to finish this one and get if off my loom. This was the shawl I was going to give my grandmother, but will not be able to use it. I am considering sending it my husband's aunt in California. We'll see how I feel about it once it's finished. I havebeen thinking of contacting a few vendors in North Carolina and Gatlinburg TN about sending some of my shawls for consignment to see if they would sell, although I haven't figured out how to keep track of the inventory or what prices should be, but I figured it couldn't hurt to try, so I have to finish this one and get started on some more so that I have some inventory to send.
In other news I finished the woven bottom purse, but I forgot to take a picture of it. I'll do that this weekend and post for everyone to see. There has been some really exiciting new on the Loom Knitting home front. One of the most talented ladies in our groups Isela, has an article in Kitty. com check it out here I'm so proud of her and all that she is doing for our Loomies, it's a great feeling to know that the Knitting community is waking up to us and actually taking notice. I have been told by knitting snobs that the product I produce are not really knitted items, because "they have not been made in a traditional way". I have even walked into yarn shops and had the owners rebuff me because I brought in my loom to see if handspun would work on it. So Isela, you are slowly but surely bringing us to the forefront and for that I say "WAY TO GO, GIRL"!!! "MAKE US PROUD.

Thursday, March 01, 2007


First I'd like to warn any men reading this blog the next few lines are for the ladies for that time of the month so, if you don't need to know please don't read on. I made this little purse about a year ago when I first received my Hazel Rose loom, this was one of my samples, I started playing with it and came up with this little purse. It's one 18" loomed tri - folded over to make a square stitched on both inside flaps to make it sturdy and then the top flap is held by a button and a loop made of crochet chain. After I made it I couldn't figure out what I could use it for until my daughter saw it, she immediatly told me she was needing something to put in her bag when she was in school so that if her bag fell open the pads would not slide out. She can fit two maxi pads in there and keep them from roaming her bag. It was an easy project that I didn't think had any usefulness, but it really does, so I'm very pleased with the results.