Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Ashford Weaving Loom

Here is a picture of my Knitting Loom. The name is not accurate as you do not knit on it.  It is called a knitting loom because it folds in half and can be transported easily in a bag, similar to knitting. So far, I have made a small sampler, a bookmark and my latest full scale project is a fine scarf for myself.

Knitter's Loom

Fine Woven Cloth
The scarf is made from 3ply wool which I bought for machine knitting but have not as yet used. I thought it would be good for using up odd bits of yarn as you can add different textured yarns.
I am still getting to grips with it, but it is quite fun.

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Back to Blogging

Hi - I am have been very bad at ignoring my blog.  I have been away on holiday and then got tied up with family.  As a result, no time to blog or knit.  Well, when I say knit - I have about 4 projects on the go but very litle finished items.  Also, I bought myself a small loom when on holiday which was getting my attention for a while. The only item I have finished was a magazine holder which I got from a well loved blogger susy raynner http://susanspatterns.wordpress.com/2010/12/31/workbag/.  I still have to sew some bias binding down the seams but as yet have not had a chance ot go out and buy some. Here is a picture.

Hopefully, I will be blogging more regularly now.  Oh, also bought some new wool while on holiday and visited Metropolitan Knitting where I was able to stock up on a few items.  Will show you these later.