It’s about time I dragged my little old self over here, isn’t it? ;) Well, here I am and I’ve got a fun little crochet pattern to share with you:
These darling applique hearts only take a few minutes to make so you’ve still got time to stitch up a whole handful of them for your special sweeties. Just click on the link above to grab your copy of the pattern
Happy Valentine’s Day!
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This past spring/summer I had the opportunity to work on a pattern booklet for the All-n-One loom from the Authentic Knitting Board company. I was asked to submit 5 design proposals for loom knit patterns using the All-n-One. Of those, 3 would be chosen for the booklet.
An All-n-One loom arrived here in late April and a lot of loom knitting followed. Plus pattern writing, and pic clicking, etc. But enough about the nitty gritty details ;) All of that work, and the work of a few other very talented loom knit designers has come together inside the pages of this fabulous new booklet:
A few lucky recipients got their hands on advance copies of this booklet, Loom Knitting with the All-n-One Loom, at a loom knitting retreat in Texas at the end of October. Lucky ducks, right? But, not to worry – you can now purchase this booklet from the Authentic Knitting Board website. (Just click the link at the top of this paragraph)
Alright, just for kicks, let’s take a look at the projects I contributed to this book. First up, is Darby:
Darby is a textured, rectangular wrap knit in Bernat Mosaic. Mosaic has lovely, vibrant colorways and was the perfect yarn for this spirited accessory. It was fun watching the colors change as I worked through this project. I think this design would be beautiful if worked up in a solid color too.
Next up is Ashley:
Ashley is a delicate, feminine shawlette. It was knit with Sheep(ish) from Caron. I was aiming for something whisper soft with a wonderful drape. I am really pleased with how this shawlette turned out. It feels very luxurious and completely cuddly. I need to make at least two more just like it!
And last, but definitely not least, Hadley:
Hadley started out as a dress only. Specifically, a knitted vest with an attached fabric skirt. Somewhere along the line, I decided to modify the pattern to give the option for knitters to knit the vest as a stand alone piece, or to knit the vest and then add the fabric skirt. I think it made the design much more versatile.
Here is a look at the Hadley vest:
And one more of the Hadley dress:
So, now you have a closer look at three of the designs in the Loom Knitting with the All-n-One Loom book. But the loom knitting fun has only just begun. There are 8 additional projects in the book and they are all fantastic!
The Loom Knitting with the All-n-One Loom book is beautifully put together and well worth adding to your loom knitting library (if I do say so myself, haha). If you don’t already have a copy, maybe Santa will spoil you with it this Christmas… ;)
Happy Loom Knitting!
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Back in March of 2009, I made this pretty pink dress for my little gal.
She absolutely loved this dress! She would twirl around in it and watch the skirt swing. She called it her “pwetty pink dwess”.
And she always looked so adorable in it. The size was practically perfect – with a little bit of extra room for her to grow in.
And she’s been busy doing exactly that.
Growing so fast.
Looks like it’s time to make another pretty dress for this princess!
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It’s time to talk about the loom along activities happening in August!
In the Loom Along group, we’ll be working on the beautiful Wavy Feather Lace Stole by Helen Jacobs Grant for one more month:
Grab a pick and get going on this one because we’ll be moving on to another pattern at the end of this month.
Also in the Loom Along group, we just started working on a fun neckwarmer with an interesting texture – Luxurious Loom-Knit Neckwarmer by Lisa Clarke:
This one is available for free on the blog, or you can purchase a pdf copy of the pattern for just 99 cents. This loom along will run through August and September.
And, in the Loom Knitter’s Circle group, I’ve started up a new loom along where we’ll be following the Looming with Beads tutorial written by Bethany Dailey:
This loom along will run through the month of August. Come make something pretty with us!
Alright, pick a loom along, or come play along in all of them! Have fun!
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Hi there! Things got pretty busy and I forgot to post the loom along events in June. I’m popping in now to post the loom alongs happening in July.
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A new month has breezed on in and that means new loom alongs, too!
In the Loom Along group on Ravelry, for the main loom along, we’ve started working on the Drop Stitch Scarf pattern by Isela Phelps. We’ll be working on this pattern through May and June, so you’ll have plenty of time to make a drawer full of these pretties.
Also in the Loom Along group, for the Purchased Pattern LAL, we’re still working on the Pinwheel Baby Blanket pattern by Denise Layman. This one runs until the end of May, so come on over and join in on the fun.
In the Loom Knitter’s Circle group on Ravelry, we’re taking advantage of the newly published issue of Loom Knitter’s Circle. We’re working on Bethany Dailey‘s lovely Chain Lace Cowl from the Spring 2012 issue. 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.
In the Loomin’ Socks group, they’ve moved on from mini socks and are making full sized socks. Diana has lined up some great resources for loom knitting socks, so be sure to check it out. And the Loom Class group on yahoo has some neat projects lined up for this month. Hop on over there and check them out. And that wraps up all of the current loom alongs that I happen to know about ;)
Happy Loom Knitting!
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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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