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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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We’re already a week into February!  It’s time to talk about all of the wonderful loom alongs we’ve got going on this month.

In the Loom Along group, we are finishing up on the Loom Knit Bee Bopper Bags that we started in January.  Hopefully you’re a little farther along than I am.  I have half of a bag so far, haha.

In the Loom Knitter’s Circle Magazine group, our archive pick for February is the 25th Street Stole pattern from the Winter 2010 issue of Loom Knitter’s Circle.  Since that issue has moved to the archives, I’ve made this pattern available as a free Ravelry download.  Super spiffy, right?

And we’re having twice the fun in the LKC group because of the magazine re-launch.  We’re making Bethany Dailey’s adorable penguin, Mr. Wobbles!  Come create a sweet little penguin of your very own.

Last, but definitely not least, during February and March we’re making Renee Van Hoy’s lovely shawlette, Sweet on Ruffles.  This pattern is available in Renee’s Loom Knit Shawls pattern booklet, and she’s also made it available for sale individually for the duration of the loom along.

These loom alongs are all happening in the groups on Ravelry.  If you aren’t a member yet, join up and come play with us!  Also, the Mr. Wobbles loom along is happening in the LKC group on facebook and in Bethany’s group on yahoo.  We’d love for you to visit the LKC facebook group and chat with us about your projects if you are making Mr. Wobbles or a 25th Street scarf or stole.

Happy Knitting!

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If you are a loom knitter, you’ve probably already heard that the Loom Knitter’s Circle web based magazine has re-launched.  The latest issue, Winter 2012, has 9 new patterns, an article about cast on methods, some product reviews, and a fun new addition called Side Stitch.  Hop over there and check it out, if you haven’t already had the chance.

Since LKC has re-launched, the Winter 2010 Issue migrated into the Past Issues category.  And that means that this pattern has moved into the LKC archives as well:

This weekend, I took a bit of time to create a pdf for the 25th Street pattern.  I’ve also added a few little details to the pattern – no major changes, just a few little enhancements.  You can click the link above to find the pdf, and I’ve also added a link on my Free Patterns page.

We’ll be working on this pattern in the Loom Knitter’s Circle Magazine group on Ravelry, if you’d like to come join in on the fun.  Hope to see you there.

Happy Loom Knitting!

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