It’s been a couple weeks since I posted last. I was sick last week, then one of my bunnies was sick, then this past weekend was hubs and I’s first anniversary plus Thanksgiving here in Canada. But I found a new past time that I’ve been working on nonstop since yesterday afternoon. Knitting on a loom! I made my knitting needles and I kept thinking back to how my grandma taught me how to use a hoop loom to knit scarves on. I found them at Micheal’s and the set I like best was $25. Sad day because that’s a lot for some plastic looms.
But I caught a break because I found a coupon for 50% off any item in the store! Plus when I went I found yarn that is normally $7.99 on sale for $2.99. I almost felt bad making out with everything for so cheap. Here’s the set I got. It’s the Loops and Threads Knit Quick long loom set.
The kit comes with four different size looms; a 10 in, 14 in, 18 in, and 22 inches. It also comes with a hook and a darning needle. I really like this set too because you can use it just like a round loom, since the pegs are continuous instead of only two parallel lines.
I wanted to make a lap blanket for the couch and picked up some super soft and gorgeous Lion Brand Yarn in Starlight. It’s a white bulky yarn with a gold thread running through it. Here Tucker is modeling with it so handsomely, lol.
Here’s a close up of the metallic thread that runs through it:
I’m absolutely in love with using the loom because I’m still a beginner at actually knitting anything and I still have a bit of a hard time. Right now I’m just basic knitting with the loom, but as I learn I’ll try and put up a tutorial. Here’s Tucker showing off what I’m working on now:
I’ve got about 7 or 8 inches knit and it’s only taken maybe a third of the first skein. I picked up two so I should have plenty to do a small blanket. I cast on the same way I learned to do a round loom, but when I got to the end instead of going full circle I stopped, and just started winding around the other way. This gives me a flat piece that is double the length of the loom itself. The only problems I’m really having right now is the ends are curling a bit, but I may try to teach myself to crochet some scalloping around the edges to keep it flat.
If you guys would like to try this you can pick all of this up at Micheal’s. I’m not positive how long their yarn will be on sale but you can check it out HERE if you’re in Canada and HERE if you’re living in the United States. For the current coupons you can click HERE in Canada or HERE in the US. Right now there’s coupon’s for 50% off any one item, 40% off any one item, plus savings on scrap booking, Halloween decor, paints and supplies, beading, and framing services. They’re good until October 17, then there will be new ones. I’d really suggest keeping an eye on the different coupons and taking advantage of them because they can save some big bucks.
Til next post guys!