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PostSubject: Loomy Goodness!!!!   Sun Mar 09, 2008 5:46 pm

So, I bought myself a Knifty Knitter. For those who have NO IDEA what that is, here is what I have:



I don't have the red thing (I think that's a stitch counter or something), but I DO have the purple thing. It's actually called a Knitting Board or Knitting Rake, but is also called a loom.

With a loom, you can do ANYTHING anyone can do with a crochet hook or knitting needles. The difference is that it's actually quicker to use (with practice), and you don't drop stitches. Yay! I also found it SO MUCH easier to learn to use.

So, after learning various stitches, casting on, and binding off, I decided on my first project--a wide scarf for me! I'm always cold, and scarves are just NEVER wide enough or thick enough. I made it with lovely black and white variegated yarn that is thick and soft.

Here it is:





Now I'm working on a scarf that is in the Ladder Stitch, and it looks really cool. Smile I'm enjoying this WAY too much...LOL. Wink

OH--and I now have a Looming Blog! Click HERE to see it. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Loomy Goodness!!!!   Sun Mar 09, 2008 6:26 pm

Oh wow that scarf looks great.

I should get me one of those niffty things. I've been crocheting one for 8 months and its still not done.

ehh >_<
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PostSubject: Re: Loomy Goodness!!!!   Sun Mar 09, 2008 6:56 pm

Annie wrote:
Oh wow that scarf looks great.

I should get me one of those niffty things. I've been crocheting one for 8 months and its still not done.

ehh >_<

You should! That scarf took me about 3 hours to do (I'm a little slower because my hand's messed up). My friend can do a scarf in an hour or so. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Loomy Goodness!!!!   Sun Mar 09, 2008 7:01 pm

Scarf #2:

I did a Ladder Stitch. You can't really see it, but looks almost like the vertebrae of a spine. Very cool. I added tassels to the ends.





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PostSubject: Re: Loomy Goodness!!!!   Sun Mar 09, 2008 9:11 pm

That looks awesome!
Although I've been corrupted by knitting machines, I do alot of knitting at work. One cardigan in less than an hour if you can believe it.
Now if only I could afford one!
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PostSubject: Re: Loomy Goodness!!!!   Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:23 pm

omg i want one! im gonna go to the shop and see if i can get one!

would it just work for scarves or can you do other stuff?

and does it come with instructions or can they be easily found?

i started learning to knit aaages ago and im still only about 15 rows down...thats terrible. i actually started last time i had an assessment...and im now having my second assessment so yeh...been a while. im quite slow at doing it so id love to try this.
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PostSubject: Re: Loomy Goodness!!!!   Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:26 pm

wow that's awesome!
My mum's awesome at crochet, you know my rasta scarf in the 50ft woman London photo? she made that in like, less than a day and it's around a metre squared!
she made me a toy dog too which i'll photo some time. it looks realy lmao!

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PostSubject: Re: Loomy Goodness!!!!   Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:33 pm

pinkhaired wrote:
That looks awesome!
Although I've been corrupted by knitting machines, I do alot of knitting at work. One cardigan in less than an hour if you can believe it.
Now if only I could afford one!

Knitting machines look soooo cool. They seem to be the same idea as a long loom, but faster (obviously....LOL).

Kiki wrote:
omg i want one! im gonna go to the shop and see if i can get one!

would it just work for scarves or can you do other stuff?

and does it come with instructions or can they be easily found?

i started learning to knit aaages ago and im still only about 15 rows down...thats terrible. i actually started last time i had an assessment...and im now having my second assessment so yeh...been a while. im quite slow at doing it so id love to try this.

You can do ANYTHING with the looms. I suggest having both a round loom and a long loom (round are good for socks, hats, leg warmers, etc; while long are good for scarves, blankets, dish cloths, etc).

If you check out my blog at http://www.aelwynsloom.blogspot.com I have TONS of looming resources on the left hand side.

You can also buy books about looming, which I plan to do soon as well! Smile

TOONRULESOK wrote:
wow that's awesome!
My mum's awesome at crochet, you know my rasta scarf in the 50ft woman London photo? she made that in like, less than a day and it's around a metre squared!
she made me a toy dog too which i'll photo some time. it looks realy lmao!

My mom's a crochet and knit fiend as well. She can pretty much do anything (she even makes her own patterns and the such). One time, she made me this AWESOME crochet dress. It was super long, and fit like a glove. It was almost a fishnet style, so I had to wear a long slip underneath. It got SO MANY compliments. I wish I still had it. Sad

Anyhow, she always wanted to teach my sister or I to knit or crochet. With Shannon being a lefty, it was REALLY difficult, and she gave up. And I just couldn't get the stitches to work right (with my messed up right hand). So now, I CAN knit! Wink

Oh....and here's my latest looming piece. Just finished it 15 minutes ago.







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PostSubject: Re: Loomy Goodness!!!!   Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:48 pm

thanks shauna. would it be in the knitting section oui?
aaaaand...was yours expensive? just wondering how much it might cost.

im so popping in tomorrow. im meeting gordon near the shop i go to so ill try to go in.
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PostSubject: Re: Loomy Goodness!!!!   Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:48 pm

I wonder how fast we'd get the Dr. Who scarves done with one of these.. I may have to look into them next time I go to work.
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PostSubject: Re: Loomy Goodness!!!!   Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:58 pm

Kiki wrote:
thanks shauna. would it be in the knitting section oui?
aaaaand...was yours expensive? just wondering how much it might cost.

im so popping in tomorrow. im meeting gordon near the shop i go to so ill try to go in.

Should be in the knitting section. My purple loom was $10.00. Well worth the small price, I think! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Loomy Goodness!!!!   Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:59 pm

shadowsforsale wrote:
I wonder how fast we'd get the Dr. Who scarves done with one of these.. I may have to look into them next time I go to work.

You'd probably be turning them out like a mad woman with a loom! It takes me about an hour-2 hours to make a scarf right now. Apparently the round looms are much quicker (I guess since the pegs are closer together or something).
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PostSubject: Re: Loomy Goodness!!!!   Mon Mar 10, 2008 1:00 pm

I think one of the 15 foot scarves would take a while longer than two hours, but I've been working on it on and off for a few months now, so anything faster than that is good in my book!
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PostSubject: Re: Loomy Goodness!!!!   Mon Mar 10, 2008 1:02 pm

shadowsforsale wrote:
I think one of the 15 foot scarves would take a while longer than two hours, but I've been working on it on and off for a few months now, so anything faster than that is good in my book!

Yeah, it would DEFINITELY take less than a few months. Especially once you get used to it, you can get SUPER fast. I would definitely try the loom.
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PostSubject: Re: Loomy Goodness!!!!   Mon Mar 10, 2008 1:03 pm

wow thats so cheap! yey! ill have a look at some of your links later shauna! tho ive got so much work to do for my assessment.
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PostSubject: Re: Loomy Goodness!!!!   Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:42 pm

Another scarf!



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PostSubject: Re: Loomy Goodness!!!!   Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:47 pm

I feel so inadequate.

Because of your lovely, lovely scarfs.
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PostSubject: Re: Loomy Goodness!!!!   Tue Mar 11, 2008 4:32 pm

my youre churning them out lovely!
depending on how much work i get done, i might have a look tomorrow...
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PostSubject: Re: Loomy Goodness!!!!   Sun Mar 16, 2008 8:24 pm

Baby blanket!

This is for Grant's cousin who is having a baby. The nursery is light purple, and the crib and change table are black. So I decided to do a nice mixture of purple and blue for the afghan for it (they don't want to know the sex until it's born).

First panel:


Close up of main part:


Close up of stripe:


And here's a baby hat I made, as well. I love the little pompom on it!
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PostSubject: Re: Loomy Goodness!!!!   Sun Mar 16, 2008 9:07 pm

aaw those are both way cute
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PostSubject: Re: Loomy Goodness!!!!   Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:09 am

im going to the shop today hopefully to see if they have one of these!
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PostSubject: Re: Loomy Goodness!!!!   Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:59 am

shauna, would there be any way you could take some close up photos of your loom? or possibly post some sizes...like the overall length and stuff? i found a "make your own" type thing in a craft book i have but the instructions are for making rugs! so i was wondering what sizes yours is so i could perhaps make my own, seeing as i cant find one!
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PostSubject: Re: Loomy Goodness!!!!   Wed Apr 09, 2008 5:29 pm

Awww, tiny little knit hats are the cutest!
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PostSubject: Re: Loomy Goodness!!!!   Wed Apr 09, 2008 8:42 pm

Kiki wrote:
shauna, would there be any way you could take some close up photos of your loom? or possibly post some sizes...like the overall length and stuff? i found a "make your own" type thing in a craft book i have but the instructions are for making rugs! so i was wondering what sizes yours is so i could perhaps make my own, seeing as i cant find one!

I will as soon as I get batteries for the mouse, then recharge my chargeables (Grant stole them for the mouse...grrrrrr!). Smile
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