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Past Projects October 23, 2007

Toddler Mittens      Baby Pink Tulip Hat   

Purple Toddler Tulip Hat

Shades of Plum flower beanie Ruffle Flower Hat    Little Devil baby hat

Thankyou, thankyou!  For everyone who commented on the Uggs, I really appreciate it!  I know there are several people who are wondering how to make the boots in an adult size, well, I’m going to try my hardest to figure it out for you!  🙂  It may take a while, but I think I will use one of the larger kk round looms or possible a long loom and round loom.  We will just have to see how it turns out!  Nothing ever turns out perfect the first time, usually any way!  Of course if anyone has any suggestions to help us decide how the best way to make adult size knitted Uggs would be, please do share!! 

On another note, the last few days I have been working on my mother’s birthday presents.  I decided to make her knitted ear warmers, which is like a headband, just large enough and thick enough to cover her ears and keep them warm.  I also made a scarf to match, and had a go at making one peice fuzzy slipper socks.  They look strange when they are not on your feet, but once you put them on they are cute.  They almost remind me of a clog! 

They’re not the best, but pretty good for a first try!  I will try to post pictures of all of those tomorrow.  I hope everyone had a great start to their work week, although mine was wet and cold.  Here are a few pictures of past projects enjoy!

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Loom Knitted Baby Ugg Boots October 17, 2007

Loom knitted baby “Ugg” bootsLoom Knitted Baby “Ugg” BootsLoom Knitted Baby “Ugg” BootsI’ve finally accomplished something I’ve been wanting to do for a while now!  The first pair of baby Ugg boots are done!  Yea!  After trying several times to make my own pattern for loom knittedlook alike” Ugg boots, they are finally done.  I admit there are some tweaks I’d like to add to them to make them look a little better, but they are pretty cute! 

For all my fellow loomers, I am going to give you the pattern I came up with for this pair of boots.  They should roughly fit a 6mth old baby to a one year old or a little older. 

Tools:  small round blue Knifty Knitter loom, 1 skien Vanna White yarn in taupe, 1 skien fuzzy tan yarn

Calf to Ankle:

Using the blue kk loom, cast on 10 pegs using e-wrap and knit 24 rows back and forth.  This will knit a flat peice.  After kniting 24 rows, crochet off.  Put this peice aside.

Toe:

Using the blue kk loom, cast on 8 pegs and knit 16 rows back and forth using e-wrap.  Crochet off, and set aside.

Heel:

Cast on blue kk loom 5 pegs and knit 8 rows back and forth using e-wrap.  Crochet off.

Now, get the peice made for the toe.  Turn inside out and sew up one end and two sides leaving the other end open.  Turn right side out and set aside. 

Take the panel you made for the calf to ankle and turn inside out sewing the two ends together.  Turn right side out once this is done and set aside.

Now, take the heel peice lengthwise and sew one end to the bottom of the opening for the toe.  Once it is attached to the bottom of the toe, get the calf to ankle peice and sew the front of it to the top of the toe opening, gradually sewing around until you get to the heel peice.  Then sew the heel to the calf to ankle peice going around until all three peices are sewed together.

Once this is done, cut a long strand of the fuzzy yarn and go around the top of the boot basically whipping the yarn on around it.  Then you will sew a line down to the toe at a slant.  Once you have done this and the yarn is above the toe, then sew around to each side with the fuzzy yarn. 

And your done!!  I hope you all will try this pattern and share with me your results!  If anyone has any questions feel free to let me know!  I hope you all like them!

 

It’s that time of year again!

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Baby Cupcake HatI haven’t gotten much done in the way of knitting or writing in the past week.  A terrible stomach virus has been making it’s way through each member of our family, keeping me extremely busy.  Between doing loads of laundry (washing all the throw up off), and cleaning floors and disinfecting, I am anxious to get back to normal things.  I hope everyone else does not get this dreaded virus, it is just horrible!  I made this cute baby cupcake hat a few weeks ago.  I had seen many other versions of it and just had to try it.  I didn’t want to purchase a pattern for it when I thought I might be able to figure it out myself.  It turned out really cute, and I was happy that I was able to figure out how to do it on my own. 

I hope to make another one soon, and I will share my pattern with everyone, for free of course!  It is so hard to find looming patterns that are really cute that do not have to be purchased.  Feel free to let me know what you think.  I will be posting other projects throughout the day.  Enjoy!

 

Today is not a knitting loom day. October 11, 2007

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I’m telling myself that today I will not knit.  My looms will stay where they are, and I will not knit anything.  I want to devote today to my writing, which I so rarely have time to do.  I have all kinds of ideas for new articles in mind, and I want to get them all written down before they have left my brain again.

All the while there is this little voice beckoning to me, reminding me of all the wonderful new projects I could begin on my fantastic looms.  If you know me, you know that I have been bitten by the bug, and making cute little hats for kids is some what of an obsession right now.  I want to be able to share all of my projects with anyone who is interested, so very soon I will have pictures up of all of them. 

Feel free to comment, criticize, help or give ideas.  I am always open to suggestions! 

 

I’m so excited!

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This is my first blog and I am so excited!  I am a mother of three wonderful little boys, who I now get to stay home with.  Reading books is a passion of mine, and I have always enjoyed writing stories and articles.  One day I hope to write and publish a children’s book.  Anything crafty that I can find to do, I will.  I recently started knitting on looms, simply because my hands just don’t seem coordinated enough to knit with needles.  The looms make knitting things really fun and simple, and some of the items I have made have amazed even myself!  I hope to learn how to do more patterns on the looms and even be brave enough to make my own!  Once I do make my own patterns, I hope to be able to share them with all loom knitters and others alike. 

As for the “bookworm” part, that’s my nickname given to me by my husband.  I would be so happy to be locked in a bookstore for a few days!  Give me a book and I will read it, doesn’t matter what type of book it is!  I could probably spend all our money buying books, and part of my downfall is that I read so quickly. 

 Well, I’m off to read to the boys, then put them in bed to get ready for another day of fun.  Happy reading and crafting folks!