Wednesday, May 31, 2006

black & silver hat

One of the projects I wanted to loom was the basic hat pattern from the book, Knitting Wheel Fashions.
It looked more like a beret style hat, and I just loved it. I had to improvise on the yarn, so this hat didn't turn out exactly like the one in the pattern. I couldn't find the Red Heart Fiesta Black/Gold. I think I can order this yarn online, so I may redo the hat using this specific yarn. I made this black and silver hat on the green KK loom using Caron Simply Soft black and Caron Glimmer black. I made a brim first and then used a stitch called the double wrap. I used a pom-pom maker called the Doodle-Loom to create my first pom-pom.

Looming through the Psalms
"I will praise you, O LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonders." Psalm 9:1

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

completed mesh bag

I took the mesh bag project off the loom the other day and then added the chain crocheted drawstring and handles. I turned this bag into a backpack. It will be great as a summer tote for towels and other lakeside items. I would say beach items, but we don't have any beaches where I live. This flat bottom bag has been such a fun project. It was made on the yellow loom using Peaches & Creme cotton yarn in Potpourri. The instructions can be found at the Yahoo LoomClass site.

Looming through the Psalms
"When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?" Psalm 8:3,4

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

papaya-limelight mock crochet hat

I finally finished my Papaya-Limelight mock crochet hat. It was done on CinDWood Crafts 51-peg 1/2" gauge round loom using Caron Simply Soft Brites in Limelight and Papaya. The first 5 rows are done using the purl stitch. The Papaya-colored section of the hat was done using the mock crochet stitch. The download for the stitch can be found here.
For the last 5 rows I used the flat "U" stitch and then gathered the top.

Looming through the Psalms
"O righteous God, who searches minds and hearts, bring to an end the violence of the wicked and make the righteous secure.
My shield is God Most High, who saves the upright in heart." Psalm 7:9,10

more puppy pics

Well, we picked up our little Chi boy on 5/3/06 right after our Zion's trip. Here are some more photos. We named him Ace. He turned 9 weeks old on Mother's Day. He's so much fun, but a lot of work too as you can imagine!
His first night
Ace's checkerboard pattern
More pics to enjoy

Mother's Day - 9 weeks old