I have been so boring lately. LOL! So busy designing and writing up tutorials and such that I haven't really done any leisure stuff! *gasp*
First, we'll show the 'Cabled Column Calamity' block that will be starting in Loom Class on Sunday. It looks hard, but HEY! You have my nearly undivided attention to help you along! What more can you ask for folks?! :D
Then I have been working on a collection of patterns that I have named the 'Jeannette Collection'. Why the 'Jeannette Collection', you ask? Well, if we flash back to my absolutely AWESOME, OFF THE HOOK, DA BOMB birthday, you'll remember that Jeannette sent me some Lion Wool to make myself a felted baguette b/c I was all pouty for sending the one I had currently made, to my mom (WHO ISN'T USING IT! What is wrong with that woman?! :P) Well, she should have known that I was going to totally make it all my own. And an entire collection at that! I still am working on the felted knitting tote, but I have the felted purse and wallet finished. :D I will post a pic later of the liner I have put in the purse. It is purty liner material. LOL! Oh, and these are all done on the Kiss Loom. I made that decision on purpose for the fact that there are so few patterns out there for the Kiss Looms...I needed to create some!
Ok, so in the past month or so I have cranked out several tutorials. (click the title to go to the link for the download of the tutorials)
'Cables on the Kiss Loom'
'Cables on the Knifty Knitter Loom'
'YO, SSK and K2TOG, YO' for both looms
'Bobbles on the Kiss Loom'
and the list is growing and growing for more. If you have a request for a tutorial you need, give me a hollah and I will add it to the list! :D
My good friend, Cliff (the creator/maker of the Kiss Looms) asked me if I would mind making an updated set of assembly instructions since he added hex nuts that can be used in place of wing nuts. OF COURSE! I would have beat myself up forever if I had said no! I mean, I LOVE these looms! I have to force myself to get the specified loom out for a pattern I am following so that I will actually use the other looms. LOL! And, I was tired of fighting myself about putting up my Kiss Loom pieces into the storage box in the family room where I keep all of my other 'not in use' looms. I decided to clean out an entire drawer in my yarn storage 'center' to put all my Kiss mod pieces.
I just had to pay Cliff back in some small way for this wonderful creation! He posted the instructions to the Kiss Loom Group this week, so if you need them, that is where they are. :D
Now, I am working on getting the last bits (meaning a pretty little butterfly) added to the 'Little Zippered Purse' that Anke is teaching in class this week (it ends tomorrow! And then my class starts.) I will try to post my pics of it tomorrow after I post the pics to the Loom Class. :D
Well, it has been a very long day. I hope that everyone had a wonderful Independence Day full of whatever ya'll do on the 4th of July (for me and my family...we go to the river/beach and cookout and chill with eachother all day long. :D Can't think of a better way to do it!)
OH! And before I forget....I really MUST brag about myself since I am so very proud. I will be submitting a tutorial to the Loom Knitter's Circle online magazine for the fall edition. Oooooo, another tutorial? Why is this one under wraps? Well, ladies and gents...b/c I believe I have stumbled upon something that I haven't seen anywhere else on the blogs and tutorials and videos I have watched. It is the looming method of doing the needle knitting increase that is commonly called the KFB or 'knit into the front and back loop'! Keep your eyes open for me in the fall issue with the tutorial and a simple pattern!