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Warm Winter Wool

As Winter sets in I’ve become more excited about knitting myself some wooly clothes to keep me protected from the worst of the cold this year. I’m wearing the first scarf that I made at this very moment so I’m certainly happy with that one, even though there are a few loose loops of wool here and there. I’ve started a second scarf made of chunky purple wool and that looks even better. I’ve looked over my patterns for hats and gloves and they seem a bit more difficult, but eventually I’ll have to give them a whirl. My straight loom is a permanent companion to my TV watching time, so I think I can safely say I’ve taken to this now. I Just need to pick up my work rate a bit if I’m going to make some Xmas presents as well.

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Posted by on November 8, 2010 in Equipment, Knitting

 

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Loom With A View

Recently I visited Oslo in Norway and whilst there I picked up a hand loom from a funky little craft shop. I’ve never been able to knit or crochet (although my Sockymum is very good at both). When I saw this I thought it looked like an excellent alternative to both and I’m glad to say that I was right. I haven’t even tried French Knitting before and this is just like its bigger brother. I thought I’d try making a scarf, not much use in summer but with a bit of practice I hoped to be able to knock out a few as Xmas pressies. Wrapping the wool around the pegs of the loom was much easier than wrestling with crochet hooks or knitting needles, though a hook is handy for picking loops of wool off the loom. The Sock Mistress has also bought me a book of more adventurous patterns, so maybe I will be able to manage some hats and slipper socks by December. We shall see.

 
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Posted by on July 22, 2010 in Socks

 

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