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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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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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Here it is mid-March and I’m just popping in to let you know about the current loom alongs.  So sorry.

In the Loom Along group, we started working on two fun projects for the basic loom along – Loom Knitting Kitty and Loom Knitting Bunny.  We’ll be working on those through the end of April, so I hope you can hop on over and join in on the fun.

Also, in the Loom Along group, the Purchased Pattern loom along for Renee’s Sweet on Ruffles Shawlette is still in progress.  This one wraps up at the end of March, so finish up those shawls and share your wonderful pics with us.

In the Loomin’ Socks group, our wonderful moderator, greengirl7, has been cooking up some Sock Along fun.  Right now, we’re in the planning stages, but it’s looking like we’ll be working on the basics of loom knitting socks starting in April.  Pop in to the planning thread if you’d like to get in on the sock knitting fun.

We held off starting a new loom along in the Loom Knitter’s Circle group.  You are more than welcome to drop in on the 25th Street Stole thread and whip up a quick scarf or wrap.  Or, you can wait until April, when we’ll have another archives loom along and we’ll plan a loom along from one of the patterns in the Spring Issue of LKC.

Speaking of the Loom Knitter’s Circle webzine – if you are a designer, today is the day to submit patterns for the Spring 2012 issue!  You can send your submissions to lkcmag@gmail.com.  Be sure to visit the submissions page to check the current guidelines.  I can’t wait to see what crops up in the next issue 🙂

Happy Knitting!


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Hey there!  Father’s Day is just a few days away.  I’ve drawn up some fun little cards for the kiddies to color and give to their Dad’s and Gramps 🙂

You can grab a copy for your little kiddos on the Doodley Do page.  Hope you all have a fabulous time honoring the fathers in your lives.  Have a great day!

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Hey there!  It’s been awhile since I added a new line art to the Doodley Do page.  The wait is over 😉  I broke out the pencils, paper and pens and got sketching.  I wanted a drawing with a positive message and celebrating a healthy self esteem.

Fun, right?  So grab your copy and get coloring, painting or stitching!  Have a great day!

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“Sweet childish days, that were as long, As twenty days are now.” – William Wordsworth

Isn’t this so true?  I remember days that seemed to stretch on forever when I was younger.  Especially the hours spent at school.  And it felt like holidays and birthdays would never arrive.  Now the days and weeks just zip on by.  Life keeps me busy, busy and that makes the hours fly.   

Still, I’m not complaining.  It’s all good as long as I can find a bit of time here and there to squeeze in a little yarn play 🙂

These little fairies have been waiting to come out and play since late last September.  I have a pattern written up for them and all ready to go.  I’ll let you know when and where it gets posted.

I was so thrilled with how this little project turned out.  Isn’t it sweet and cheery?  I did this little gift bag for an article that was just published in the Loom Knitter’s Circle magazine.  If you’d like to check it out, visit the site, click on Articles and mine is the first one – Let’s Get Ready to Scrumble!  Exploring Free Form Loom Knitting.  This cute little giftie went to kiddo’s bus assistant.  She fell and broke her hip back in February and probably won’t be able to return to work.  This pretty bag flew out the door as soon as the strap was sewn on.  We gave it to kiddo’s bus driver to take it to Miss Nancy.  Hopefully it is helping to cheer her through her recovery.

Here is a little something fun that you won’t catch from the article in the Loom Knitter’s Circle:

This is the flip side of the little gift bag.  As you may (or may not) know, I crochet, needle knit and loom knit – along with various other crafts.  I couldn’t resist slipping a bit of crochet in on this cute little bag.  It’s rather perfect, don’t you think?  Combining two of my favorite crafts into what I think may be one of the prettiest things I’ve done with yarn so far.  Well, it made me smile at least, haha.

I’ve also been tinkering with my little lady bug pattern.  I’ve made a few improvements and modifications and will be putting together a new pattern for it.  Here is a look at the new, improved little critter:

This one is also in a sort of limbo but I’ll let you know when it’s available as well.  Alright, better run – there is work to be done.  Wishing you all a great day – and if it’s busy, may you still find a bit of time for play 😉

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