I am not a great knitter, simply for the fact that I've never really learned much past the basic knit and purl stitches. I have a heck of a time reading and understanding patterns, both for knitting or crocheting, so I've never really pursued it and tried to be good at it. What I did invest in several years ago was a very colorful set of knitting looms because, for whatever reason, using these makes sense to me.
I have both the round set and the long set and so far the only ones I've use are the round ones. I'd like to be using them on a regular basis, but time seems to be a factor here. I run out of it and I have so many other projects going on. I really want to use these more because I've discovered so many things you can make with these things.
|I have yet to use these 😐|
Last winter when I was down with my back I spent some of my recovery time researching knitting and crochet projects on Youtube, including using knitting looms.
Did you know you can make socks with these looms? I had no idea, but I really want to make some socks. And the best part is there are a ton of videos on Youtube showing me how to make them so no patterns or instructions for me to try to read. Pinterest is also loaded with ideas too, but again, it all boils down to time. (sigh)
|How cute is this?! Sadly the link led to the wrong instructions|
I'll figure out where to get them though 😃
Hats are the things I've made the most and my girls have made scarves with them. I usually crochet scarves, but I'd like to knit some. I also want to make sweaters, shrugs, ponchos, blankets, I have a huge list.
|This is super cute - click here to get to a neat blog about Knitting With Looms|
My hope now is to spend some time creating and completing some knitted projects in the next few years and learning to make things I have never made before. Who knows, maybe someday I'll master reading and understanding those silly patterns.
|I think Laverne has room for this|
Needless to say, along with my sewing supplies and machine I'll be leaving some space to put my looms and some yarn into the motorhome. I'll also add my knitting needles and crochet hooks and I'm pretty sure I'll have room to take my vintage standing knitting bag along. It isn't very big and I found it on eBay last year. I love it.