Saturday, February 25, 2006

The Knifty Knitter Craze

I think my 20-yr-old daughter may be getting a little worried about me. She says I'm starting to do "granny" things. Granny things? I think she's referring to the fact that I have been spending a lot of my time trying to learn how to knit with these looms. So far I've made a few sweaters for her Chihuahua, a scarf, and the slipper socks.

Today, I just may have learned how to crochet. It's in the embryotic stage, but it's a start at least. I guess today was a day for trying out new things.

Linda P.


Anonymous said...

I never knitted or crocheted in my life. I was intrigued by the round looms, but thought in hot humid Houston knitting caps and scarves totally useless.

Then I saw the long loom set, and bought it immediately because I like shawls, and wanted to get into the "prayer shawl" mininstry--so I use the two largest. I use doubled, medium weight yarn in camo and masculine colors for prayer-shawls for men in wheelchairs, who like them more than I expected! (I sometimes find bargain yarn in second-hand stores) Despite Provo company's abysmally bad instructions, and with the aid of excellent internet videos, I have now made four shawls: two rectangular, two triangular.

I am now waiting for Hobby Lobby's next 40% off newspaper coupon to aquire the large "serenity loom" to make ponchos, afghans, and throws.

Aunt Raven in sultry Houston

Anonymous said...

I don't know if Yarn works are considered "granny" things, but I have been crocheting since I was 8 years old(I am 16) and I have been using the KK looms for 2 years.

Anonymous said...

I love the KK and I'm in my 20's! Guess I'm a granny too! :) I love your dog sweater, going to make one for my moms dog.

Anonymous said...

I love the fact that items knit up so quickly and that I can use my non dominant hand to do the work. I figure this is good to strengthen my left hand and the right side of my brain, while not aggrevating the tendonitis in my right arm.

Anonymous said...

I've just recently purchased a Knifty Knitter - and I've just learned about the prayer shawl. I've not been able to find a pattern for the shawl using the KK. Do you have one you'd be willing to share?

Many thanks...


linda: off the loom said...

The yellow Knifty Knitter may be too small to loom a prayer shawl. Here is a link where you can purchase a prayer shawl loom and download the pattern: