I've been working on my list of handmade gifts for Christmas this year and decided to knit scarves for some of my family (sorry for the sneak peak if you're related to me :)). However, I do not know how to knit ;). My sweet mother-in-law tried to teach me several years ago (she's super knitter - knits Jimmy all sorts of wonderful things and even made me a purse) - I just could not get it! She was a great teacher, I think I had trouble wrapping my brain around it (and the needles, lol). I should try again. :)
A couple weeks ago, I learned about these looms over at DesignMom. I stopped in at Michael's a couple days ago (with 40% off coupon in hand) and found the round looms, but also found this rectangular loom for half the price (and then the additional 40% off) and decided to go with that. The yarn was also on sale at $3.00 (a roll? is that what it's called?).
I may invest in the round looms later on, but this loom is perfect for creating scarves. I keep joking with my hubby that I'm faux knitting (it's a joke on how I could just not get knitting with needles ;)).
When I first tried using it, I had a little bit of difficulty following the directions (operator error, I'm sure ;)), but quickly figured it out and made my first scarf in less than a day (picking it up and knitting a few rows here and there). I'm now on my second scarf (pictured above) and absolutely love it. It's quite therapeutic.
So, I'm thinking about giving one of these fun things away... I would like to see if there is any interest and if so, will post a giveaway for one in the next couple days. What a perfect way to make practical and thoughtful Christmas presents! Leave a comment here to let me know if you're interested in a giveaway! :)
Oh heck yeah. I bought the round ones for my daughter and she just hasn't gotten around (sorry for the pun) to doing anything with them. I would love to do some scarfs up for my granddaughters friends. It looks like something I could to while watching TV. Yes please consider a giveaway. And speaking of which,,,,,,come on over to my blog for a Halloween Witch Hat giveaway and a crazy tall tale http://lindaomasoldebaggsnstuftshirts.blogspot.comReplyDelete
Santa is giving my 6 y.o. daughter one of those looms for Christmas (but don't tell her...) and I'm really excited for her to try it. I don't knit, but I do like to crochet things. I can't wrap my brain around knitting either.ReplyDelete
A "ball" of yarn is called a skein (pronounced skane). :)
That loom looks really cool. I can't knit either, so sounds like a good plan!ReplyDelete
I'd love one! My mom had a habit of (faux) knitting a few years back, but hasn't made anything since. I am loving that charcoal grey scarf!ReplyDelete
I love your story of trying to knit. I had a wonderful Grandma who was a wiz and I just could not get it no matter how patient she was with me. I love your initiative for making your holiday family gifts. These scarves will be cherished I am certain. Happy knitting...ReplyDelete
I cannot knit for the life of me.. this looks like a very neat little helper :)ReplyDelete
Ok I am SO gonna look for this thing....I love knitted and crocheted things but I always end up tied up in the yarn....not a pretty sight :) I would love to win one of these if you decide to part with them!!!ReplyDelete
absolutely! i may be jetting off to michael's myself in the meantime though...ReplyDelete
great. now i have to go to michaels. that thing is amazing... as are you. :)ReplyDelete
I LOVE my knifty knitter!!! I kind of have an addiction to making scarves on it since it's so brainless...I just keep going and going and going... :)ReplyDelete
I knit, but not well. I'd love to see a giveway contest here!ReplyDelete
Wow, you are so creative and crafy! I just came across your site tonight and am so impressed and inspired! I am a new preschool teacher and love creative arts and am always looking to new things with the kids, (and fun things for me to do in my down time too!) I hope to make some home-made Christmas gifts this year. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas!ReplyDelete
Ps. I love the beautiful photos on your site!