I'll be back.

Hello old and new friends. My blog has been inactive but I am still around. I loom-knit, weave and have picked up the sticks to needle knit, too! My patterns page links to Ravelry and I will answer questions about those. Maybe someday I will be back to write more. We will see where life takes me.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Three things

I have a yay, nay and something on the bay with my loom-knitting. First the yay!

Square dance blanket WIP
You can really see how rough I am on my looms when I take these macro shots. ;-)

My Square Dance Blanket is rockin'. If I were only working on this, it would be done by now. But since I'm juggling projects crafty and graphic design alike, I'm just finishing the second of four pieces. I love the increasing/decreasing method of making the square — and the garter stitch tip I mentioned last time. It's my favorite, no-brainer WIP right now.

Before I could prepare for the next square, I had to free up the gray yarn of this project — the doomed sock that turned into a fingerless mitten and then into a wrister. Yep, this is the nay ...

Mitt not meant to be
I shake my fist at the mitt not meant to be!

I am going to save the lace pattern for another day. The Spriggs Creations knitting spool loom is just not my friend (but he might be yours!). If you are planning to knit socks with this loom, be sure to use the e-wrap stitch taught in the accompanying booklet. The u-wrap/regular knit stitch results in a too-tight sock. The mitt I made instead fits well, albeit a little loose for my lace to really pop. I give a thumbs up to the loom's smooth base and evenly spaced pegs. And while the gauge wasn't right for socks, worsted yarn knits up very nicely on the loom. But I must give a thumbs down to rough pegs that snag yarn and no peg toppers.

Before I hop back to a particular book design project ;-) ... I have another beaded scarf teaser for you. I finally took some photos of the long-tail cast-on and beading process. Once I do the writing part of the pattern translation, it will be available on the Interlacements website! This is one of those projects your friends won't believe you loomed.

Beaded scarf WIP
Beading it!

1 comment:

  1. hmmm...what project is that again that's pulling you away from your looming? ;)

    I think your projects are coming along nicely...can't wait to see what you do with those beads! I think your gray mitts are cute....I'd definitely wear 'em! :)