Knitting with twine, rope, and other unusual materials
I stumbled on a blog about how to knit socks on a loom, and that was it, I was hooked (hnrk, hooked, haha) I made myself a pair of socks and then I went berserk, knitting a small receiving blanket for my grand nephew on a doubleknit KB loom, then I found some cheap plastic round looms at the thrift stores around town and I started spewing hats till my family told me to just QUIT IT, we live in TEXAS, it's HOT here 80% of the year, and now I've started experimenting with shapes, triangles, zig zags, etc.
But the most fun I've had is knitting with twine. The idea was to make baskets and floor mats, but some of the twine was too big for the looms I have, so I scaled back to a very thin cheap twine that's irregularly spun, so it's bulky in some spots, thin in others, which gave my basket a fun shape. I'll upload a picture when I can -
the question I have for the reader is, any suggestions on what to do about the bottom of my twine basket? The issue with using a loom is, you can't increase on a spiral till you get to the loom width, if that makes sense? I want a round bottom, but can't decide what to do, howh to achieve that, so right now, I have a "basket" with no bottom, that sits in my bathroom and holds my washcloth/handtowels for guests.
I'll upload a picture when I get home. I've started a second basket using higher quality rope/twine that's dyed green and is uniform thickness. I also need suggestions on what to do about a bottom. That one is still on the loom and I will upload a pic of that as well.
Enjoy! This new obsession with loom knitting has turned into a lot of fun, and a very relaxing thing to do in evenings when I'm alone with the dog and cat and listening to the radio trying to not wire myself up so I can sleep. I do things with traditional yarn as well, but it amuses me no end to shop at Home Depot for my knitting supplies :-)