I just wanted to keep a record of my loom knitting projects here. I took up knitting in December 2013, on discovering looms and proceeded to make some useful, some stupid and some amazing bits of knitting with the various looms I got on ebay. I am hoping to make more of my own clothes and just love real wool as a material.
Princess Leia headphones. I made the mistake of calling my beloved partner ‘Jabba the Hutt’ during an argument. In atonement she insisted I should make the above modification to my headphones and wear them in public.
Field of Dreams. A decorative piece for which I knitted a flat panel using a round loom. The flowers are made using a multi-size flower loom.
Thick woolly socks. These socks are so warm that I wore them for whole month (with an inner sock) before I washed them. They are different colours because they are made from left-over wool. They have no built-in heel but the weave lets the sock adapt to your foot shape. When you wash them they return to shape and you can turn them over to double the wear life. Just the warmest socks I have ever had and made from pure wool.
Really thick woolly socks. I thought I would knit some even thicker socks that the ones above and tried out a ‘2 over 4’ stitch that was quite stiff to reach. The socks took two weeks of evenings to knit and when I came to try them on, the wool was too thick for me to get my feet in. Fortunately my Mum was suffering from cold feet so I could send them to her. Sorry, Mum – I didn’t mean it was fortunate that you have cold feet – just that I obviously must have knitted these socks for you. xx
The totally unique Scarfat. No I didn’t fall asleep when I was knitting a hat. I am a bit forgetful with my headgear and thought that a hat combined with a scarf would mean less to remember when I get my coat on to leave. What – I had a coat? Where’s my coat?
A simple little green skullcap sort of hat made to go under the hood bit of my Morrocan Djelaba. It fits perfectly.
A woolly flower hat. A spectacularly useless bit of tat that nobody will ever wear but it gave me an opportunity to try out my flower looms.
A DRUMMER JOKE below to go with this awesome fashion accessory of a knitted drumstick bag. A bloke goes into Curry’s and says:” I need a new brain because this one is full. ”
The shop assistant says, ” Well sir, we have three on offer. One belonged to a Nuclear Physicist, one belonged to an organic gardener and the third one belonged to a drummer. ”
“OK” said the man. ” I will take the one that belonged to the drummer because it obviously hasn’t ever been used.”