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Leg Warmers !

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Fresh off the loom these are my yummy new legwarmers. I’m quite sure they are just the first of many! The yarn is nice and thick and soft. It should wear nicely getting softer and softer. I code the variegated greys with a pop of pink as most if what I wear is black or dark. My daughter is forever mocking the lack of colour in my wardrobe, she says grey doesn’t count as a colour it’s just pale black.

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I wear a lot of legging and in our damp coastal winters legwarmer are perfect a must to keep away the chill. However they are difficult to find in stores, and when I can find them they are always black or cream.

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I have attempted knitting myself a pair before but didn’t finish them because of how painfully slowly I knit. So glad I found the loom knitting now I can make myself piles of legwarmers lol. I used a small size loom, and weight if yarn.

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The cuff was worked on round needles with a knit 2 pearl 2. I haven’t figured out how to do anything fancy like that on a loom yet, but would love to. So if you know any good tutorials please leave a link to them in a comments.

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And keeping with things I have made in pairs (slippers mostly) one is slightly tighter at the cuff. I must have had too tight of tension for my cast off, I will blame the tense episode of Downton Abbey I was watching 🙂

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Slipper Socks

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So my yarn obsession continues. I had been using a borrowed loom from my friend and have since purchases some looms of my own. At the request of one of my boys I knitted up a pair of slippers for each of them. K even chose the yarn at the store, its vibrant and busy just like them. This is the tiny loom used, how cute ey? Thinking it could be used to make mittens for next winter too.

yarn For a pattern all I did was check out the amazing stuff on pinterest  and winged it. The socks are  just a tube with a space knit in for a heal. To do that you  knit on one side of the loom for a few rows, I did about 8 rows, that’s what it took to make my rainbow tube bend.

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I haven’t perfected this yet, the looms technique that is shown with on pinterset is always an adult sized round loom, so  it didn’t translate too well onto my little rectangle. I created an odd kinda hole that where the heal pocket should’ve joined nicely, I hand tacked it up at the end. Thinking of playing with it on a larger loom before I attempt another tiny socky.

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looks like he has grey feet, nope just socks under there lol

As always the boys were just thrilled with their little slipper socks ! Weirdly the fit is a bit short….honestly I sized them using their feet. Mr. Lemons says they must have grown in the 3 days it took to knit the slippers.  Possibly as K is eating everything in sight this week. Or possibly my heal hack job was part of it 🙂

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fits a bit better on bear toes

 

Loom Knitting

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I have recently become obsessed with loom knitting. I have yarn crafted most of my life. I was taught to crochet by my aunt and grandmother. My grandmother had also tried to teach me to knit on many occasions,  I am much better at crochet. In grade 3 we had a crocheting club at recess. Our crafty teacher taught us how to read pattern and count our stiches. We made blankets and doll cloths and christmas stockings.  I have a lot of nice memories chattering with friends in a warm classroom shelter from the awful alberta winters surrounded by yarn, and the satisfaction of creating something.

I drifted away from yarn crafts and took on sewing a few years ago now (woah time flies) I love how fast garment sewing is compared to needle crafting a blanket or sweater. Latly i only crochet when we are on road trips.

But last week that changed. A girlfriends showed me her loom knitting project, then lent me a loom. I am SO Hooked !!

I whipped up a slumpy toque, on the borrowed loom. Then ran out and bought my own set. I’m excited to say that my daughter has also jumped on the loom bandwagon. This is no small victory as a crafter I have been trying to spark an intrest in her for ….. well forever. And she is looming away like a littke pro, making a infinity scarf for herself. (I’m so proud). I’m working on slippers for yhe little boys and then I plan to make some legwarmers for myself.

Anyway heres a quick snap shot if my toque

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