Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Yarn along - looms and rugs.

Joining Ginny at Small Things. The market bag is complete, and I am switching gears for awhile.

I bought knitting looms for the kids and figured I would try them myself before trying to teach the kids.  I sat down and started on the smallest size with fuzzy gray yarn figuring I could have a baby gift to tuck away while I was at it.  It was fun! after an hour my dad - who's living room I was sitting in - asked wasn't that supposed to be for the kids?  When I got home Jim asked what I was making and when I told him he said because I thought that looked like a sweater sleeve.  I looked.  It did.  So sure in my belief that the internet could tell me how to make the rest of the sweater I loomed the length of a Mouse sleeve.  Then I found out that the internet fails sometimes.  So know I am looming a panel to test to eventually make a Mouse sweater to go with that poor lonely sleeve.  The red yarn is leftover bottom of my slash stuff that I want to use all up before buying more.  I think it will end up being a shawl for Badger, as she has been eying it and demanding to try it on.  The green is Sugar and Cream in lime stripes an will be a rug for my Grandma for Christmas.

I am reading Be Buried in the Rain by Barbara Michaels, which is an old favorite and brought into my life my favorite poet, Edna St. Vincent Milay.  The other book is Seams to Me, 24 New Reasons to Love Sewing which is a friendly little book I have just started by Anna Maria Horner.   Mouse and I have been readin Tumtum & Nutmeg Adventures Beyond Rose cottage that was recommended by someone here.  we are reading a chapter a night and I find myself wondering how those mice are doing all through out the day.

Hope your projects are going well and your books are satisfying! - Julia


  1. Love your market bag and have often wondered about those knitting looms. Let us know how it works out, is it worth it for little kids? Would it just be better to teach them to knit? Better with certain kinds of yarn? Thank you for sharing.
    Alicia in New Zealand

  2. I sure will. My impression right now is it is fast and you a lot done right away.