Sunday, November 23, 2008

I've been busy trying to get caught up on all my looming gifts, a few are shown below.

A felted crochet hook case for my daughter.

Slippers for the grandchildren, still have about five more pairs to finish!

More Slippers!

My first attempt at a toe up slipper, turned out really nice.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

I have also finished up the pattern for my Bow/Butterfly Dishcloth the pattern it is now posted to my Free Patterns in the sidebar. Below is a preview of it:

Well, I finally managed to find the Needloft Metallic Cord that I needed for the bright bells at Wal-Mart. I'm working on the fifth bell now, then five more to go. They are quick and easy to do, so I should have the other five done before I go to bed tonight, then to start working on last afghan block for the class. Hopefully I can finish that tomorrow and start to get caught up on all the projects on my looms so I can have them completed before Christmas.

I also did up ten Itty Bitty Christmas Stockings to go along with the other ornaments that we have loomed and the ones coming up.

When I have finished all the upcoming ornament classes I will have loomed 120 ornaments - Whew.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Here are a few finished items from the latest looming class that I did on the flower loom and spool loom. The candy canes and wreaths were done on the spool loom. I used pipe cleaners to shape them. An easy way that I found to insert the pipe cleaner, into the middle of the candy cane, was to feed the pipe cleaner into a drinking straw push it down the middle of the candy cane and then holding the bottom of the pipe cleaner pull the straw back out. It worked perfectly without getting caught or snagging the wool. I really enjoyed this class and will be making quite a few more for the grandchildren for Christmas. I must say this class took me for a trip down memory lane. My Dad used to make me spool looms out of old thread spools in varying sizes and I would sit and knit on them for hours.