Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Cricket

There has been some knitting here, but today I will be posting about another fibery interest of mine. Back in August I purchased a Cricket Loom at the Fiber Revival, from Loom with a View.

It took me months to find the time to put it together (assembly time less than 30 minutes), and then months again to get my act together to get a warp on (um, more than 30 minutes, because I need to watch the YouTube videos over and over because I must understand before I do), but we finally got a project going, and finished very quickly.


It is just a little blanket for Stitch.


It has all sorts of errors, mostly due to my tension issues putting on the warp, and the pattern and how that affected the tension on the apron--but it was a lot of fun, and I'm trying to find the time to get another warp on for a real project. This time a scarf, using Silky Wool. I had planned on using the yarn to make a scarf in linen stitch--but since I have the loom now, I might as well weave it. I'll keep you posted.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

A Look Back at 2010

2010 was not much of a knitting year for me. The biggest FO was a little human--and of course the delivery was only the beginning.

In 2010 I only finished nine projects (!)

1 sweater
1 hat
1 wrap
2 shawlettes
4 diaper covers

Three of these items were for me--33% (not to bad considering one was a sweater).

I'm slowly getting back in the swing of things, and at least planning projects. Maybe I will learn to crochet in 2011 (don't hold your breath).

In any case, looking forward to what the new year will bring.

Now it is time to clean Cheerios up off the floor :)