I got a set of knitting looms for Christmas and since New Year’s Day I’ve been doing a little everyday. I seem to be getting the hang of it and so far I like it.
Here’s a picture of my first project on 2nd January
I’d show you a picture of it today (much bigger and with added green yarn) but I reached a point where I needed to stop or turn it into something other than a mindless learning piece with no purpose. I showed Mum when she came round earlier and I was thinking do a bit more and turn it into either a snood or a bag.
But then disaster struck and I made my second big mistake (my first big mistake was on my third ever round so it didn’t really matter). And I couldn’t fix it. And it was just becoming more and more unravelled as I tried.
So I can’t show you a picture and it’s not going to be a snood or a bag. It’s going to be a pile of frogged yarn waiting to be made into something else. Which might then turn out to be a snood or a bag or maybe even a hat.
I’ve been researching and watched a few YouTube videos and although at first I thought you couldn’t do a lot with these beyond round items in stockinette stitch it seems the possibilities are basically endless. So I’m keen to do more.
I don’t think it will ever replace regular knitting or crochet (which I seem to be enjoying the most at the moment) in my heart but it’s fun, easy and so far doesn’t require a lot of brain power which makes it the perfect thing to do while listening to audiobooks or watching TV.
My biggest complaint is I don’t know what to call it “I think I’ll go do some looming” makes little sense and although I think people refer to it as knitting that doesn’t feel right to me. Because if I say I’ve been knitting there should be a pair of needles involved. Watch this space.