Friday, December 19, 2008

Looms & Finished Hexagon Blanket

The other day, I had to try out my niece's knitting loom, just to make sure I can do it well enough to show her. (No sense in having Auntie buy her something that her Auntie can't even use!)

I think I'm definitely going to have to pick myself up a set whenever JoAnn's sends off another 50% off coupon in the mail. The only thing about these knitting looms is that they're a pretty large guage so you have to use really chunky yarn, which for a child isn't necessarily a bad thing.

On the flip side, I *finally* finished the Japanese hexagon blanket. Or actually, I cut it off short, because I ran out of a specific color of yarn, and I was almost done with it anyways, plus I didn't want to have to send off for ONE skein of yarn. Consequently, I edged it and can consider myself DONE! Yaay.

Hexagon Blanket (3)

Friday, December 12, 2008

Knitting Looms

For my niece, I picked up Knifty Knitter looms (with JoAnn's 50% off coupon) and yarn as a basic way to start doing some yarn-based stuff. She's going to be 7 next year, and I figure this will get her started, and when she has a bit more dexterity I can teach her how to crochet.

Since I've only seen other people using the looms, I figure I should probably learn how to use it adequately before I teach her how to to do it. YouTube! has a plethora of instructional video (and almost everything else under the sun) about loom knitting, so I picked up the basics.

And, OMG, the stuff you can do with this thing! I might have to pick up a set for myself (after waiting for another JoAnn's 50% coupon)