Fascination! From nothing to addict!

by Jen Tavernier
(Reno, Nv)

first items made

first items made

first items made (I have made actually 10 pairs-went like hotcakes! Stretchy and warm! These were made out of necessity! Fast! practice! YOW 3 stitches!

I remember having one years ago - a 2 minute wonder - (ah but I was young and busy!) Not a knit crochet type - more reenactment costumes.

Last Christmas, a friend brought me a wool hat to wash, and being more discerning, I was fascinated by the symmetrical quality of the knitting - he said his friend made it! On a plastic round loom! Honestly, I had never known anyone who actually made anything on these - He said he'd spot me a set if I would make a hat for his brother's birthday - I JUMPED!

Never having heard of e wrap, I went to youtube, and was absorbed -WOW! Alive and flourishing! I churned out hats, figured out fingerless mitts, and then saw a vid on Mukluks -
Literally hooked!

Once you get the basics down, and wrap tension, there is nothing you can't do on them - Fast and easy, and finally progressed to garter stitch, stockinette and purling, etc.

I also found the "stretchy" cast off/binding - which opened up everything. I love these things! (And I am still not a knitty/crochet person!) I like useful things, and this has it in spades! Fast!

What I Would like to see:
Better written directions covering the 3 stitches and alternate binding/cast off, above - a little history thrown in,

and the loom clip idea for the round looms, when you just really could use 2 or 3 more pegs - (for in the round things)

I figured out flat panel on my own - (practice leads to ideas!)

I also wish there was a shorter fatter loom pick - (but that is just my hand)

These things totally rock! I will be getting a small long loom with clips for changing sizes.

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Aug 07, 2013
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And now its August 2013, Many looms later! NEW
by: jen update 8/2013

8/6/13

Looming galore (years) and though I still have and love my KKs, both long and round, spool, flexilooms, a (big) peg loom (slightly different as weaving) Martha Stewart Loom. etc.) also have several of the newest Knitting Board looms (woot!) and still churning out the goods, baby booties, slippers, sweater, hoods and hoodies, No end of infinite items -

Just want to add these wonderful current links for any who view: I come back here whenever new comments anywhere are added, as a labor of love and fun. When Istarted lomng, there wasn't much out there that wasa easy to find. Now, Looming has exploded, Stitches, patterns, and so has youtube!

Here's some very cool (and they work!) links -
First off, this is a 24 hour a day (and night) interactive looming crazy site, free, with photos, patterns docs, tutorials, videos, and over 1000+ crazy loomers who love to share and help! We talk back and forth all the time - same page -(facebook group below)

This is Kristen's goodknitkisses/ loomknit club.Totally amazing! very interactive, 24 hours, lots of help and great people from total beginners to masters - very cozy and fun!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/LoomKnitClub/

http://www.youtube.com/user/GoodKnitKisses
This is Kristen's youtube channel. She makes amazing videos, most on the KKs, but also Martha Stewart loom, etc. from kks to the newest Knitting board looms. Tons of how-tos, and she has an amazing stitch (vid) directory, Starts at the beginning KKs round and longloom, and then goes way beyond, all in full color!It is loomilicious! Tons of patterns also! - Excellant explanetary and seeable vids - makes it a point to go slow, and in depth.

And Virginia's - All Great Vids/youtube (and there is a directory, also) Easy to usehttp://www.youtube.com/galligsgirl
or - Simply Intertwined - homey, makes great vids,
http://www.simplyintertwined.webs.com/
If you plug in Simply Intertwined on youtube search, there is a host of videos.

This is last a great and friendly one. There are a whole lot of loom groups/yarn, on FB. This is one of the originals, and still going strong! They are all splendid, so find the right one for you!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/kniftyknitter/

THis is new, and a MUST GET! (Free!) ...For all you new folks who might not know about this, Kristen Mangus from
GoodKnitKisses has a Loom Knitting Newsletter. I just received my spring
issue and thought I would share it with you:


Sep 20, 2011
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Fascination! From nothing to addict! 9/2011
by: Jen

Here we are months later - and I am totally absorbed in "ELF Shoes!" Yes - pointy or curly-toed. High or low ankles, - plus major mitts galore! (specially now that fall is coming! YAY!)

Newest purchase and use is In The Attic's Mitten Loom and thumb loom set. This is an 18 oeg loom, and BOY! it ROCKS!

Please also come over to Facebook: join the open group:
knifty knitter/loom creations - (for all loomers and any looms) 400+ crazy loom addicts, great pics, and tons of helpfulness and any question answered!!! Have a great upcoming fall! My favorite season!

Jen!

Mar 02, 2011
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Loom clips-ALERTKnifty Knitter-READ FIRST
by: Jen

Last night I bought a package of Knifty kniiter loom clips - (which are for use of the long looms)
I also bought the purple (separate) long loom -

HOWEVER! PLEASE NOTE before disappointment!

The loom clips do NOT fit the fatter separate loom.
If you notice, it does NOT say Provo Crafts, but BOYE - which may have bought a license from them - as it does carry the Knifty Knitter font -

The loom clips are made for the "4 pack long looms" by Provo crafts, which have smaller width, weight, and pegs -
Needless to say, I was disappointed, but can find a friend who can split the cost of the 4 pack, and I will give them the three ones I don't need - (I need the smallest yellow only, with the loom clips)
I wish I had found reviews before buying - (so I knew what to get)
The other thing mentioned is that be gentle - they can break when pulling them off)

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