Recent projects


Haven’t been blogging much, my apologies. Working on a yoga sock e-book and working on a loom knit pattern of sideways yoga socks (not knit in the round) for better custom sizing. I’ll release both for free if I ever finish them.

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ZigZag Garter stitch scarf beginnings

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A close up of the zigzag pattern

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This is an Invisible Loom project, it isn’t blocked yet. I used 50 pegs of 51 on my 51 peg 1/2″ CinDwood loom. It’s the Hydrangea Petal Lace shawl from the first shawls book. I used Patons lace for it.

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A little coaster with my multicolour, 10 peg, 1/2″ CinDwood loom. Isn’t the loom adorable?

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Some more yoga socks, made on the 24 peg Knifty Knitter loom.

Photo dump, loom knit yoga socks, seafoam stitch scarf


Here’s some pics of recent works.

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Seafoam Stitch Scarf on the 82 peg Bufanda loom at 3/8″ spacing. 21 pegs used. Started July 15th, around 8pm.

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You can’t see the sparkle in the yarn, but it is Teal Sparkle, and it glitters in the light. Yoga socks, size medium. Will post a pattern later. Done on the 24 peg Knifty Knitter 5/8″ loom.

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Cabled yoga socks, inspired by the Cozy Cables Collection. They’re pretty big, probably extra large for socks. I can change that easily

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A very basic yoga sock done on the 21 peg CinDwood loom at 1/2″ spacing. Quite small, a bit tight to get on. Garter stitch. Size small for normal feet, extra small for wide

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I bought a lot of journals.

Stitch markers that fit all of my looms


I made some stitch markers with lobster clamps a bit ago, but found they were too big or too small for my looms. So I picked up a package of 12mm split rings from Michael’s tonight, compared it to one of their (Loops n’ Threads) looms, which is bigger than the peg on the CinDwood looms, which I use most often, and decided to blow the 5 bucks.

They fit beautifully over my CinDwood loom pegs. I have a lot more charms and a lot more little jump rings to make many more.

If you see any you like, just leave a comment, and I’ll ship it to you for the price of shipping. I can make entire sets. They’re quick and easy. Time to go buy more charms!

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Custom Stitch Markers on a CinDwood loom (1/2″)

I also made two more pairs of Cheetahs. I’m getting better at them. My first pair was the best, though.

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Gangsta style

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Don’t mess with my wrist warmers, bro.

A blocked lace shawl, a lace shawl in progress and some funky wrist warmers, all loom knit.


I started a basic shawl with Patons Lace yarn, here’s its progress. I have one section (all decreases) left to knit, and its done!

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This is the Leonie shawl, which I finally got around to blocking. I love it!

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And finally, some Cheetah mitts, which I’ve been trying to get right for a while, and today was my lucky day! I love them.

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Knifty Knitter Circle Sweater


I have the “Loom Knitting Pattern Book” and love it. The first thing I made was the Pi Coat, which is the coat on the front of the book. It was difficult at the time (I was still new to trickier things) and was way too big. It had 9 wedges, and I did it with 51 pegs (smallest is 49)

I finished the body of the coat, but never bothered with sleeves. It’s just too big. Very heavy.

So I tried again.

I used a 41 peg Boye (or something like it, your standard round loom) loom for this, equivalent to the Knifty Knitter 41 peg, with 5/8″ space between each peg. I made 7 wedges, and made the armholes further apart. It turned out nicely. It’s warm and cozy, and I love it.

I’ll see about getting permission if I can post my modified version.

Here are some project pics.

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Here’s the beginning. One wedge, two wedges. You basically make a big circle with armholes.

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Here is what it looks like after putting in the armholes.

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The body is finished and drapes nicely!

Now, for the good part. Completed sleeves.

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I LOVE IT!

YARNAGEDDON


I bought out Lens Mill’s stock of yarn today. Almost literally. Want to see what I got? I’ll show you. And I’ve just started an afghan on my new afghan loom, from Joann’s.

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First, this lovely Red Heart Boutique yarn, in the Treasure collection, called “Watercolours”. I’m not 100% sure what to do with it, but I’ve used other colours of this for shawls.

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I used to work at a store that carried Paton’s Lace yarn, but my boss scared me, I quit, and won’t go back. It’s mohair, but mostly acrylic. One ball is enough for a shawl. I got this nice blue gradient.

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Some more of Paton’s Lace. It works out beautiful with the gradients and colour. I don’t work with lace much, and I was thrilled to find a few variations.

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A big bag (one pound in weight) of a nice blue yarn, for a circle sweater. I’m revamping Isela Phelp’s pattern to adapt it to a large gauge loom with less pegs (pattern: 51-55, I believe, I want to do it on a standard 41 peg large gauge circular loom, I’m editing the pattern a lot, and will share a bit when it’s done. I don’t want to break any copyrights)

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This is the yarn I’m using for my afghan, which I am casting on right now.

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This yarn is metallic when looked at in real life, and very cool. Not sure what I’m going to use it for.

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My mom bought a lot of this last time we were at Lens Mill and she loved working with it. It’s not quite thin enough to be lace, but its not bulky to be worsted. It’s got the same feel as the lovely Ice Cream yarn from LionBrands that I use so much.

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This is a knitting bee. It’s like a tiny knitting loom. They had these before looms, though. My mom had one as a kid, and you make little cords with the 4 pegs. Will be good for little loom projects, and it’s super cute.

So that’s my haul of the day!

Socks and Start of a Lace Shawl on a Knitting Loom & PS Drawing


I’ve been seeing the cool stuff you can do with just Sharpies and rubbing alcohol. I have a huge stash of Sharpies, and I got some rubbing alcohol for a couple bucks, from the pharmacy. I drew some designs on each one, without anything in the socks to separate one side from another, and used a paint brush soaked with rubbing alcohol (70%) to spread out the Sharpie ink. It took a lot of rubbing alcohol, but I got it blending nicely.

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Here’s the front side, while still wet.

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Here’s the back side, after the alcohol and Sharpies soaked through (still wet)

I have another Invisible Loom project.

It’s called the Leonie Shawl and is from the third shawl book, called Romance. I’m using Paton’s Lace yarn, in bonfire. It’s my first time using lace weight yarn, and mohair. I’m about halfway done in the pic, ending section 3 and moving on to section 4, which is nice, because its decreases.

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A close up of the “flowers”, not blocked yet

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How far I’ve  come. The loom is the 66 peg CinDwood adult hat loom in 1/2″ (gauge). 55 pegs are cast on.

I also do web design. I’m working on a site for a friend/client and draw houses to be displayed around the site, houses she has up for sale (real estate agent) or her own house, and neighbours houses. One neighbour saw a drawing I did of their house, and had it enlarged and framed!

Here’s the most recent, an apartment in St Louis.

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And last but not least, a fast time lapse of a thunderstorm that moved through a week ago. We’ve been having hot weather with some severe storms. Taken on my iPhone 5c, through my window (which has a screen)

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