Well after I made my tiny hat I had a better look at it and realised it wasn’t as small as I thought. I was being a bit too cautious with it and it turns out it fits me!
After discovering this I was dying to make some matching mitts. I seem to be obsessed with mitts lately! I wanted to see if I could use one of my new looms and came across this amazing tutorial by mellismishmash. I immediately started working on it and was super happy with the result. Trouble was it was way too wide, so I gave it a go on a flower loom…trouble was the wool kept sliding off the tapered pegs…grrr…I really wanted to complete that tutorial and will in the future.
In case you try it, I did a couple of things to help myself out that may help you too. My loom doesn’t have any marks on it so I tied bits of string around it to mark off places where I had to switch between knit & purl. I also tied some wool around the “first” peg on my flower loom. Since I don’t have a row counter I used a measuring tape to keep track of things.
So since all of that failed me 🙂 I am now knitting a pair. I’m not the most skilled knitter so I’m quite enjoying it. The practice is great.
We move on the 13th and things are getting a little hectic around here! I leave for Canada a week after we move…so um ya…things are a bit nuts! Most of my crafty stuff is packed away. I’ve kept out some wool, knitting needles, & crochet hooks. Hopefully that will keep me going 🙂
(I doing this post on my ipad…hopefully it works out ok!)
Wow! Loom knitting sounds tricky! Your hat looks great though so maybe I’ll have to give it a go soon! Good luck with the move to Canada!
Thanks! Definitely give it a try, the hat was easy enough for my first go. Just round an round the loom basically.
Not moving back to Canada, just heading off on holiday right after we move to Wales. That’s a big enough move as it is! 🙂