Hi. I am here to tout the amazingness of the Knifty Knitter knitting looms.
I cannot knit. I just can't keep up with what I'm doing. And I don't have a lot of patience. So, I started looking at these last year. I had a look, and then looked at the instructions, and, for some reason, decided it was way too complicated for me.
Recently, while at Joann Fabrics, I saw a single loom for a baby hat. I picked it up, deciding that if I couldn't do it, it was cheap, and just one, and I could give it to someone. I brought it home, and waited a couple of days. It was intimidating me from its new home in my cute little avocado green vintage Samsonite vanity case. I finally took it out, grabbed some yarn, took a deep breath, and dove in.
It's actually incredibly easy to use a round loom. I can't speak for the longer ones, but I'd like to try them. I decided to make a hat, and make a tiny hat, I did. Yes, admittedly, after starting over, seriously, three times. But, I just tried to look at it as practice, and not failure, and I finally came up with this cute little thing!
The ONLY thing I'm worried about now is, will it fit the baby for which I made it???? I just don't know, and that's what scares me. I may dampen it and stretch it. But I used the loom for baby hats, so maybe it will work. Or maybe the yarn isn't stretchy enough. I dunno. I'm gonna give it to the Mommy tomorrow, and tell her if it doesn't fit, I'm sorry. :( boo. So, let's hope it fits!
I am now working on a bright blue beret type hat for someone, but I dunno who yet. I highly recommend these looms, especially if you can't seem to pick up knitting!
I also have a really cool cross stitch that I am DYING to show, but can't just yet...