Last week I bought a set of circular knitting looms from my local yarn shop. I’ve always wondered how to use them and after watching a video on Youtube I have it all figured out (at least the knit stitch – haven’t tried the purl yet).
And it is so QUICK to knit on. I made the smaller hat in an hour and a half and the larger one over 2 evenings. They both use 2 strands of yarn, the smaller hat using aran weight and the larger one chunky weight yarn.
The smaller hat was made on a 36 peg size loom and the larger one on a 41 peg size loom.
I followed this tutorial on Youtube. She’s really good and has a website, just google Loomahat and see what comes up.
Have a go and see how quick and easy it is to knit things in the round! The looms are not expensive at all to buy and you will wonder why you didn’t try it earlier! 🙂
There were no seams to weave in, it was all knitted in one piece with no increases or decreases and the only thing I had to sew in was when I gathered it all at the top at the end.
P.S. you can add a pom pom to the top if you want to finish it off properly.
3 things I have been looking at/ pondering this week…
Knitting Magazine…lots of vintage inspired patterns
Lace weight wool only a £1 a ball from Boyes…bargain!
Pattern and wool was free with a magazine a few months ago for a simple scarf. Think the scarf would be a good practice first time one to start with lace, but horrible choice of watermelon colours. So, since lace wool was a quid from Boyes….
Also, I have been deciding whether to knit a ballerina hippo. As you do.
Had a busy week last week and was so tired just forgot to post anything! Oops!
First and foremost I have got a new job working in a kitchen – yay! Long hours on my feet but that’s a good thing as it means I’m moving more and not just sitting and static all the time.
On the WIP front, I haven’t done any more to many projects except the Storm Trooper Crochet Blanket. I am now at 11.52% of it done (that’s 72 out of 625 squares). Not much else has moved with things in the last couple of weeks as I have been working and watching Game of Thrones, which btw am I the ONLY person on the planet that hasn’t seen the whole series?! I read the first 2 books ages ago before they made the TV series and I wasn’t overly impressed with them, but the TV show is much better to get into, currently at episode 3 of season 3.
And I have my pottery pieces back too now! They look much darker after being fired and glazed.
I haven’t tried out the tea light holders yet but I will soon! 🙂
And now off for a nap and to get sorted for tomorrow! xx
If you were to ask me why I would scream at you “BECAUSE MY KNITTED BUNTING ISNT WORKING!!!”
I have knitted all 12 triangles and now I am crocheting around the edges in the same colour, but it just doesn’t look right. The decreases were all k2tog and there is a few holes at the edges. I haven’t taken pics coz I have BUNTING SHAME. Yes, that’s a thing now. ACTUAL BUNTING SHAME.
I will block them on a warm day so I can leave them outside in the sun to dry into the right position, but I am not liking how I spent so much time working out a pattern, knitting them and then not loving the outcome. Disappointing.
With last issue of Lets Knit magazine there was a crochet supplement with a crocheted triangle bunting pattern and I tried a triangle, and it was quick and actually looks alright.
I didn’t do the last round of fancy picot edging, but it was just a test.
So, who wore it better? I think the square, but I like them both.
Who knows, maybe I can have some bunting after all! 🙂
Today’s post will show you a plethora of grannies.
(Incidentally have you seen The Three Amigos? It was one of my favourite films as a child! I’m weird I know…but it’s really funny). By the way, I don’t think I will EVER find a clip from a film that is relevant to an obscure and underused word of the English language, so I’m feeling pretty pleased with myself (especially as it came from memory and not a Google search).
What is a ‘plethora’? According to the online Cambridge dictionary it is: ‘…a very large amount of something, especially a larger amount than you need, or can deal with.’
Here is a little pic of what I have been making to try and get rid of some of the freebie magazine yarn.
These ones below are obviously smaller and instead of 4+ rounds they have only 2 and then a round of double crochet (single crochet in US terms). I saw this pattern for a blanket made from squares like this in a book by Nicki Trench called Cute and Easy Crochet. I have a few balls of really soft yarn left over from YEARS ago, right when I started crocheting and didn’t know what yarn to get (so in my kind of style I ended up with 8 balls of it to practice with!). I will do as many of these diddlers as I can with the wool – no labels of course, I think it was Sirdar Snuggly but can’t remember- and then see how many I have. They feel really soft and snuggly and not as rigid as the others above.
So there you have it kids. A new word and some new grannies. Does it get better than that? Actually it does…I can smell the chocolate cake my wonderful mother is making 🙂