Posted in free pattern, tagged chick, Chickie-Dee!, fun, lkc, loom, loom knit, loom knitter's circle, loom knitting, softie toy, spring, stuffie on April 17, 2012 |
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The Spring 2012 issue of Loom Knitter’s Circle was published this past weekend! If you haven’t had a chance to see it yet, be sure and check it out. It’s packed full of wonderful articles and patterns. And this time, I even managed to sneak a design in the current issue Meet my little Chickie-Dee!
My kids have a couple of soft, baby chicks (stuffed toys) that they love to play with. And every once in awhile, when the chicks were out of the toy box, I’d find myself thinking that I could probably make a chickie that looked very close to their chicks. Last month, I finally gave it a try. This sweet softie toy is what I came up with.
In the picture above, Chickie has 1/4″ button eyes. The second Chickie I made was going to be a gift for a baby shower, so I embroidered the eyes on with a tapestry needle and black yarn (still very cute, and safer for households with little ones, or pets that might chew the button eyes off):
While we’re talking about this fun little creation, I’d like to give a shout out to my wonderfully talented friend, Bethany Dailey. Some of Chickie’s design elements are inspired by her creativity. Chickie’s tail is done in short rows just like in Bethany’s darling Mr. Wobbles. And the fun little tuft of fluff on the top of Chickie’s head was inspired by the Pacifier Pals in Bethany’s fabulous book, Loom Knitting for Little People. (If you don’t already have a copy of this book, I highly recommend it ).
In my experience, each new project that we undertake has something to teach us. We build on our skills as we try new things. And the Spring 2012 issue of LKC is chock full of loomy learnin’ so hop on over there and have some fun!
Happy loom knitting!
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Posted in Misc, tagged fun, LAL, loom, loom along, loom knit bunny, loom knit kitty, loom knitting, looming socks, market tote, pinwheel baby blanket, sock along on April 3, 2012 |
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Hi there! It’s time to talk about the loom alongs that started this month
In the Loom Along group on Ravelry, for the basic loom along, we’ll still be working on Loom Knit Kitties and Loom Knit Bunnies. The bunny and kitty are cute, little soft toys and would make fun gifts for Easter or a special little someone’s birthday.
Also in the Loom Along group, we just started up a new Purchased Pattern LAL. During the months of April and May, we’ll be working on the Pinwheel Baby Blanket pattern by Denise Layman. Denise’s pattern teaches you how to make the pinwheel blanket and also includes a fun sawtooth edging to accentuate the pinwheel center.
In the Loom Knitter’s Circle group on Ravelry, we started up a new Loomin’ in the Archives LAL. This month, we’ll be working on the Market Tote by Norma Cooper from the Summer 2007 issue of Loom Knitter’s Circle magazine. ‘Go Green’ with this project and cut down on your reliance on plastic bags. Perfect timing with this project since Earth Day is just around the corner ETA: I’ve also set this one up as an event in the LKC group on facebook so pick your favorite place to play and come loom along.
Last, but definitely not least, an exciting chance to learn how to loom knit socks. Our fabulous moderator in the Loomin’ Socks group has been putting together a SAL (Sock Along) to help loom knitters learn to make socks on their knitting looms. They are beginning with a mini sock, then will progress to a pair of full size socks. If you’ve ever wanted to loom knit socks, hop on over to the Loomin’ Socks group and join in on the fun.
And that wraps up all of the Loom Alongs that I happen to know about. Pick a project (or two, or three) and get ready to have a great time. Happy Loom Knitting!
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