Last Minute Slouchy Hat

Slouchy HatIt was Tuesday morning and it was my turn to carpool the kids to school. I was running around like crazy that morning and I hadn't even had a chance to change out of my pajamas. 6 kids were in the car waiting for me and the clock was ticking. I didn't had a chance to go upstairs and brush my hair and make myself look half-decent, but as I was going out the door, I saw my slouchy hat and put it on. In a second, I went from looking disheveled to presentable and that my friend's is how the name of the slouchy hat came to be. It is my last minute emergency tool! I love it! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.


Loom: All-n-One Loom

Stitches: k, p, e-wrap, k2tog, yo.

Yarn: 130 yards of worsted weight
yarn. Araucania Aysen was used in sample (Less than 1 skein).

Notions: Knitting tool, tapestry
needle, and removable stitch marker.

Gauge: 8.5 sts= 2 inches in double ribbing

Size: Fits up to a head circumference of about 21 inches.

Level: Intermediate

Notes: Working clockwise around the knititng loom. The ribbing section is done with the knit Allnone-2stitch, may substitute with the flat stitch or the u-stitch. The rest of the hat is done with the e-wrap stitch. Important: Note that on Round 11, we move the first stitch one place to the left (clockwise) to keep the pattern slanted. We will use the stitch marker to keep track of our new Peg 1 position. We keep moving it after each pattern repeat so each time you do a row 11, you move the stitch marker over to mark the new Peg 1 position.

Knitting Loom Settings: set the knitting loom to 80 pegs (35 on each of the long rails and the two sliders). 

k=knit stitch
p=purl stitch
k2tog=knit two stitches together
yo= yarn over (simply e-wrap the peg that needs the yarn over)


Cast on 80 stitches, join to work in the round. Place stitch marker on 1st peg.

Round 1-8: *k2, p2; rep from * to the end of round.

Round 9: *yo, k2tog; rep from * to the end of round.
(How to:  *Move the loop from the first peg over to the second peg, first peg is empty, second peg has 2 loops on it. E-wrap the first peg thus creating the YO. Then ewrap the second peg, lift the bottommost two loops off the peg. Repeat from * to the end of round)

Round 10 and 12: Knit with the e-wrap method.

Round 11:  Move stitch marker one peg to the left (peg 2). This peg (peg 2) becomes Peg 1.  *yo, k2tog; rep from * to the end of round. (How to: see Row 9 on the break down).

Round 12: Knit with the e-wrap method.

Repeat Rounds 9-12: until item measures 9 inches from cast on edge.

Bind off with gather removal method.

Steam block to open the lace, be careful not to steam the ribbing portion as this will loosen the stitches.

Last Minute Slouchy Hat
Wanna do it but are worried about not being able to crank it out, no worries! Check back next week for a how to video :)! I got ya covered! In the meantime, go order your loom and your yarn and we'll see ya next week.

Happy looming!



All-n-One Knitting Loom Launch

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The All-n-One knitting loom by the Authentic Knitting Board company.

We have all been waiting for the much anticipated release of this new knitting loom by the company. I have had the pleasure to work and create with this knitting loom for the past two months.

The moment it arrived, I rushed to open the box and was immediately in love with the knitting loom. Hundreds of design possibilies came to mind. It is a knitting loom that can go from making a little itty bitty baby bootie to a shawl, even a blanket!

Down to the knitty gritty of the loom. Gauge: it is small gauge, pegs are at 3/8" apart. The knitting loom consists of 2 long rails (48 pegs on Kids and all n one loom 028each rail), 2 sliders--with 5 pegs each slider, for a total peg configuration of 106 pegs. It also comes with two spacers to use the knitting loom as a knitting board. The pegs are made out of nylon, giving the user a very smooth peg to slide your knitting tool on. Speaking of the peg--it is grooved to facilitate knitting and the pegs also have a small cap at the top to prevent the yarn from accidentaly sliding off the peg. The knitting loom itself is made of hardwood giving you a solid, strong loom. The wood has been varnished to provide you with a smooth, glide-your-hands-on-me knitting loom.

All-n-One loom will include the following:

  • 2 long rails (48 pegs each)
  • 2 sliders (5 pegs each)
  • 2 spacers
  • Knitting tool
  • Booklet with basic instructions and patterns.

The knitting loom is a delight to work on. It is so smooth to the touch and since it is made out of Allnone-2wood, it feels warm the more you use it. The pegs are smooth but not so smooth as to make the yarn pop off the top. They have enough grab for the yarn to stay on but yet smooth enough so the knitting tool slides easily on it. Adjusting it was a breeze too. All you have to do is loosen the wing nuts at the ends and slide the slider up/down, tighten the wing nut and you are good to go.

And now that I told you all about the knitting loom, let me show you what I have created on it so far.


Three of the patterns are available through the website, in the free pattern section, the Lacy Shawl and the Cowl. The purple hat instructions come with the knitting loom.  Look for another pattern (the slouchy hat in the center) coming shortly.

 I have used DK weight yarn (the gray hat that my daughter NyNy is modeling and it gives me an impressive 11 sts per in. Worsted weight, I had 9.5 sts per inch.

Here are some quick numbers for your use:

Hats with Worsted Weight yarn

Adult Men: 88 pegs

Women S/M/L: 76/80/84 pegs

Youth: 72

Children: 64

Toddlers: 60

Baby: 54

As I play more with the knitting loom, I will be posting peg numbers for socks and other basic items.  Coming next...the Last Minute Slouchy Hat!


The Weekly Stitch: BasketWeave

Basketweave Stitch on a Loom Basketweave

Cast on a multiple of 8 sts, plus 5 sts.

Follow this stitch pattern:

Rows 1 and 5 (RS): Knit.

Rows 2 and 4: p5, * k3, p5; rep from * to end of row.

Row 3: P5, * k3, p5; rep from * to end of row.

Rows 6 and 8: p1, k3, * p5, k3; rep from * to last st, p1.

Row 7: P1, k3, * p5, k3; rep from * to last st, k1.

Repeat Rows 1–8 to create the pattern.


Fabric created with this stitch will lay flat. Perfect for scarves, blankets even sweaters.

Cat's Paw Headband Stitch Breakdown

Cats Paw Headband

The Cat's Paw Headband is in the current issue (Winter 2012) of Loom Knitters Circle magazine. Hop on over to get the entire pattern. 

I am going to break down the Cat's Paw Chart (see it on the right), rows 1-6. (On the headband pattern, they are rows 5-11).

Catspawchart*Row 1: p2, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, p2

Row 2: k11

Row 3: p2, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, p2

Row 4: k11

Row 5: p2, k2, yo, central double decrease, yo, k2, p2

Row 6: k11*

Bear with me, there are 3 rows that I am going to be breaking down: R1, R3, and R5. They are very similar and once you get the hang of it on the first row, you can probably do the rest easily.

Row 1 Breakdown

Note: I am numbering pegs 1-11 from Right to Left

Loom for cats paw

Move stitches as follows:

Step 1. Remove stitch from peg 4 and hold it.

Step 2. move stitch from peg 5 to peg 4.

Step 3. Place stitch from Step 1 on peg 4. Peg 4 has two loops on it.

Step 4: Remove loop from peg 8 and hold it.

Step 5. Move loop from peg 7 over to peg 8.

Step 6. Place loop from Step 4 on peg 8. Peg 8 has two loops on it.

Pegs 5 & 7 are empty.

Step 7: Work the row as follows: purl pegs 1 and 2; knit peg 3; k2tog on peg 4(treat both loops on the peg as one loop); e-wrap peg 5; knit peg 6; e-wrap peg 7; ssk peg 8 (treat both loops on the peg as on loop); k peg 9; purl pegs 10 and 11.

Row 3 Breakdown

Step 1: Remove loop from peg 3 and hold it.

Step 2. Move loop from peg 4 and place it on peg 3.

Step 3. Place loop from Step 1 on peg 3. Peg 3 has two loops on it.

Step 4. Remove loop from peg 9 and hold it.

Step 5. Move loop from peg 8 and place it on peg 9.

Step 6. Place loop from step 4 on peg 9. Peg 9 has two loops on it.

Pegs 4 and 8 are empty.

Step 7. Work the row as follows: purl pegs 1 and peg 2; k2tog on peg 3 (treat both loops on the peg as one loop); e-wrap peg 4, knit pegs 5,6, 7; e-wrap peg 8, ssk on peg 9 (treat both loops on the peg as one loop); purl pegs 10 and 11.

Row 5 Breakdown

Step 1. Move loop from peg 5 over to peg 6.

Step 2. Move loop from peg 7 over to peg 6.

Peg 6 has three loops on it. Pegs 5 and 7 are empty.

Step 3. Work the row as follows: Purl pegs 1 and 2; knit pegs 3 and 4; e-wrap peg 5, k3tog on peg 6 (treat all three loops as one loop); e-wrap peg 7; knit pegs 8 and 9; purl pegs 10 and 11.


And you did it!!! Yay! I am working on a video to demonstrate the steps, but with the breakdown, I think it should be quite easy to get it done.

Happy loomin'


KFB/KF&B on a Loom

What? Yah, it may seem like I am speaking gibberish but I do know what I am trying to convey. KFB stands for Knit into the front and back of the stitch.

I was looking for some written instructions but I couldn't find them, however I did find a video that I made a few years ago. After finding the video, I had to make the written instructions to have on file.

I hope you find them useful. I tried to take step by step pictures but I don't know if they make sense, I think the video shows the steps a little better.

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kfb/kf&b: knit into the front and back of the stitch. Also known as the bar increase.  It is as it description says, you create a two stitches out of one by knitting into the front leg of the stitch and then knitting again onto the back leg of the stitch.  Although in needle knitting is quite simple, for loom knitters this type of increase requires an empty peg where you want to create the increase, meaning we need to move loops around. Prior to creating the stitch, you will need to move the loops from the pegs to open a peg for the increase.

The main characteristic that this increase demonstrates is a small bar created by knitting into the back of the leg. You can see it in the picture above (it is pointed by the tip of the knitting tool)

To demonstrate: the increase is being created from a Right to Left direction on the knitting loom, in our example, the increase will take place at peg 3.

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Picture above--Peg 1 is marked with the orange stitch marker.

Step 1: Knit peg 1 and move the loop to the empty peg to the right (peg 1 is now empty).

Kfb knit peg 1 and move
Picture--step 1

Step 2: Knit peg 2 and move the loop to empty peg 1 (peg 2 is now empty).

Step 3: Holding the loop on peg 3, knit peg 3 (do not let the original loop pop off the peg). Place the newly formed loop on peg 2. Peg 3 remains with the original loop on it.

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Step 4: E-wrap peg 3 and lift the bottom loop up and off the peg.

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Steps 1-4 created a kfb at peg 3. Continue working the other pegs as the pattern directs.

Loom Knitting Booklet--Blogger Reviewers & Contest

Loom Knitting made easy

Bloggers Reviewers Contest Winners!!!

It is time my dears to choose the winners for the Blog reviews, there were 5 with blogs who entered their names into the hat and I have exactly 5 copies to give away for bloggers. Their names are...drum roll!

Jenny, Bethany, Tanya, Chris and Diana!

Please contact me privately and send me your mailing address. I just barely received the package with the little booklets.

Reviews can include questions to me too, please no more than 5 questions :).

CONTEST, CONTEST, CONTEST for non bloggers and bloggers!

I have 5 extra copies to give away, you can win a copy by doing the following, an entry for each social media blip! Facebook about the contest=1 entry; Tweet about the contest=1 entry; and last but the most imporant comment on this post by sharing with me one of your Goals for 2011 =1 entry, in the same comment give me the number of entries you have earned. You can win a total of 4 entries! Contest entries must be entered by midnight Wednesday, January 5th, MST.

Wrapped in Lace

A picture of my favorite project in the book :). Wrapped in Lace.


New Loom Knitting Booklet!!!

Hot off the presses! I just received my complimentary copy of the latest little booklet! It is so cute, so tiny(8.5 x 5.5 inches) and I love it! The pictures are wonderfully clear and the projects are greatly photographed for you to see the project at its best.

Loom Knitting made easy

Check out the projects, there are 5 easy ones and 1 advanced one at the very end.

Loom Knitting Back

CONTEST: Come back next week and I will be giving you a chance to win your very own copy: 5 copies to give away!

Reviews: If you have a knitting or loom knitting blog and would like to review a copy, drop me a note in the comments and I will choose 5 random bloggers.

Find the booklet at your local craft stores!

PS: Late in getting those Holiday presents, don't despair, may I suggest a gift certificate from for your loom knitting friends.

The Shawl that Almost Wasn't

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It didn't start as a shawl in my head, it really wanted to be something else but I ran out of yarn and I did my math wrong--yah, I did my math wrong, I can honestly admit that I completely forgot how to get the circumference of a circle by having just the radius. Ah, you know those pesky thoughts that you had back in school "where and when am I going to need this crap!" well, I am here to tell ya, better memorize it because the hat that you want it may not turn out as a hat if you don't remember your math correctly. You may end up with half circle that would be of no use unless you have a cute 5 year old running around. 


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However, I think the Shawl that Almost Wasn't turned out quite well, in fact, I like it more than my original hat idea. Obviously, I believe my model makes it look tons better than it actually is :). She is so freaking adorable that girl! She pouts, she smiles, she jumps and she even steals the Hacky Sack from her brother all while being photographed!

Pattern to come soon over at, the Oops turn out quite better than the planned projects ;)

Basics of Reading a Loom Knit Pattern

Yes, it is all very frustrating, it is like they are speaking a completely different language, and believe me, I know what that is like, I have been there! Try learning a whole new language at the age of 15. Talk about being thrown head first into a pool. Ahh! But I survived and I am pretty sure you will survive the pattern reading too. Let's tackle it!

Think of a pattern like a recipe. A recipe to create a knitted garment rather than a yummy treat.

First, your pattern will most likely have a photograph. The photograph will show you any special stitches or the beauty of the pattern. Sometimes the photo helps you in seeing how the item is constructed/finished/assembled.

After the photograph, there will typically be a block with Materials. In this section, you will find information about the type of knitting loom you will need. The gauge/sett of the loom--meaning how far apart the pegs are from center of peg to center of peg. It should mention how many pegs to use in the gauge specified. It should also mention the type of knitting loom that was used to create the sample. Another important material will be yarn/fiber used. It should say the weight of the yarn, the amount of yarn needed, and the yarn used for the sample is usually provided. Other important tools should be listed here, such as knitting tool, scissors, row counter, etc.

Sizes are usually provided. Some patterns have one size only, others have various. When the pattern provides various sizes, there will be one number outside of paranthesis and then a series of numbers within the parentheses, example: xs (s, m, l, xl).

Gauge, ah gauge, none of us like to do it, yet it is one of the most imporant parts of the pattern. We think of it as wasted time, yet, when the item doesn't turn out the size we want, we want to throw a fit because it is not the right size. However, all this can be avoided if a GAUGE SWATCH is done prior to working the piece. Gauge allows you to find out how many stitches and rows per inch you get with the yarn you want to use and the loom you want to use. Compare this gauge to the gauge provided in the pattern. Gauge is very important when you need an item to fit a specific size person.

Stitches or Patterns Notes or Both: certain patterns have a small block that include Stitches or Pattern notes. These sections contain important information for the completion of the project. I have seen some pattern notes that include "use two strands as one". Ah! Don't miss that one, because if you use onely one strand, your item will be the wrong size and the stitches will probably won't look the same as in the pattern.

Abbreviations this is the section that we need to focus throughout the pattern, especially if you are new to loom knitting or knitting in general. When I first started needle knitting cables, I would make a copy of the abbreviations and cut it and leave it next to my pattern so I could move it along with me as I knitted. At first, all the knitting abbreviations will drive you nuts, however, after awhile, you will see that they save you so much more time and space (especially when printing, hahaha). Think of the abbreviations as a KEY to a map. The map to your pattern. You want to study it, and try to learn the techniques called for in this area to make the "traveling" of your map a little easier.

Instructions/Directions, here is where the designer gives you the information to complete the project. Some patterns include charts only, some patterns include row by row instructions, some include both charts and row by row instructions, some even include schematics (especially those for sweaters).  BUT, here is where we enter a big BUMP. How about if you don't know how to read charts, how about if you prefer instructions row by row. Can you change it? Yes, yes, you can. If there is a chart, get your KEY (abbreviations) and you can re-write the pattern, row by row, in long hand writing out exactly what each symbol in that chart means and what each abbreviation means to you. If you prefer charts and only row by row instructions are given, you can create a chart or a graph to represent all the written instructions.

Finishing techniques are typically found at the end of a patern. They will tell you how to assemble or what to do to complete your project. Usually, this includes weaving ends, blocking, seaming, etc.

I hope the above helps you my loomy friends in your quest to conquer the loom knitting world. Don't be afraid to try out the patterns, and to conquer them! Fearless!!!

Loomy Christmas Giveaway


All you have to do is show me some finished little Christmas Tree Ornaments and you will be entered to win one of three Provo Craft Knifty Knitter Purple Looms! Yep, I have three of these wonderful elusive looms to give away. All you need to do is show me a picture of your finished little Christmas Ornament. Get your free pattern and get going, hurry, hurry!


The last day to show me your little finished item is Friday, Dec. 18th, so I can ship the loomy on Monday the 21st just in time for a last minute Christmas present. 

How to enter: 

  • Knit a little Christmas Tree Ornament
  • Drop me a comment and let me know where to find your picture or send me a picture or add it to the Flickr pool
  • For every little ornament you make, you get 1 entry!
  • If you knit 10 or more you will be entered into a special Gift Certificate Giveaway. Value $20

Something is a-foot...The Finale

In our last installment of our mysterious project for Provo Craft, our trip took us down to Spanish Fork, UT,3ofus not very far from home but far enough that I needed my chauffeur aka hubby to drive me there. We picked up lovely Jenny on our way down then we were going to meet up with Bethany at the hotel. We were all staying at the same hotel, hubby bunking with me and Jenny and Bethany having a slumber party in another room.

The mission this time around: to present 2 or 3 projects in camera for future use in a DVD! The DVD will be given as a freebie in a Knifty Knitter Loom package.

After arriving at the hotel, we headed to the Provo Craft warehouse to pick up Bethany and head out to dinner. We got a tour through the warehouse, lots of crafty stuff all over the place. Afterwards, we headed to dinner. We were all starving! After driving around we only found a TGI Friday' is food so we went in. We all ended up ordering the same dish--Chicken-Steak Fajitas. They were delish! I specially enjoyed the steak. 

BaggyGetting to know the girls was quite delightful! Over dinner, we kept teasing Bethany about her fun PT Cruiser car, hehehe. She loves that car! After dinner, I joined the girls and went to their room to get a nails are always a mess and the next day required nice pretty nails. Bethany told us all about how her and her hubby got hooked up, true sweethearts from quite young! He loved her so much he kept bugging her all throughout their school years. Jenny all the while kept loom knitting away, finishing the last minute things, giggling at Bethany's story. They are truly wonderful gals. I am so glad to be counted among their friends. I had to go get some Z's so I said goodnight and my goodbyes to Bethany. She was flying back home at 8am in the morning. Jenny and I still had a few more hours together the next day.

 The next day brought work for Jenny and I. I went in first early in the morning. At first I was nervous, butScarf Cameron, the producer, was wonderful. He kept everything simple and low-key. He made me feel comfortable and not at all nervous. I presented my three projects, beginner (the scarf done on a knitting board), intermediate (the Arellis Bracelet) and advanced (the little pink baggy) and a short little introduction. The introduction was the hardest of the three, you would think I would know what to say about myself, the usual doesn't work in this situation "Hi, my name is Isela. I am a mother of two, wife to 1. I have a passion for running, swimming, weight lifting and that order too." Yeah, the usual doesn't work. But, we worked something out and I came up with something of use.

At the end of my taping, hubby and Jenny arrived at the set. Unfortunately, I had to get back home to be  with the kiddos so I didn't get a chance to see Jenny for much longer :(. She looked fabulous in her purple top! Her hair was all pretty curls too! We had a quick lunch together and then Sam and I headed home.

The entire project was fun and I hope the DVD finds its way into many of your homes. The infomercial should be coming out after Thanksgiving. It will be aired in most networks, keep your eyes open and let us know if you see it.

Something is a-Foot...Part Uno

It seems that every year around this time, I am involved in mysterious projects. I disappear for a few days weeks and then I spring a surprise on you. This year, I totally was not expecting to have any surprises and then I got a couple of emails, exchanged a couple of phone calls and next thing I knew, my knitting looms and I were down in Salt Lake City for a loomy time!

The folks at Provo Craft, makers of the Knifty Knitter products are putting together a superb infomercial to promote the knitting looms and their ease of use to create knitted items. I was in the company of designers: Bethany Dailey from and Shannon Erling author of Loom Crafts Book. Armed with my pink knifty knitter loom and a last minute project to showcase during the mini-interview/testimonial, I went down there and like a deer in front of headlights, I choked and babbled about the knitting looms and how terrific they are to get started in the knitty world.

BethanynMeonset2As I got to the set, I knew that I was going to meet Bethany and I was excited to see her for the very first time. Although we have worked together on couple of projects this was the very first time I was meeting her in person. As I got out of my taxi, I right away spotted her. We got to the set at the same time!!! Her getting out of her ride and me getting out of the taxi! What are the odds! As soon as I saw her, I just had to hug her. She welcomed me with a huge smile and although I live in Utah having her at the set made me feel more at home and at ease. She is so warm and friendly! Like a friendly butterfly she went around meeting everyone and chatting with them and talking about the looms and the loom knitted items that were being showcased during the infomercial.

The entire day was spent at the set, we were pampered and fed fairly well. They had the most delicious BethanyMenBeauThai food, freshly made! I had to eat doubles of never know when you will get fed next, so you might as well eat it while it is out there, hahaha. Seriously, I do eat a lot, Bethany is right, but I love food. As you can see my day revolves around food. At one point they told us at 11:30am that lunch wasn't going to be til 1pm, I about died, which made Bethany giggle quite a bit. Once 1pm came about, I was one of the first to get to the yummy food. While Bethany chatted with Shannon, I stuffed my face, not once but twice. So satisfying!

Being on the set meant makeup artist and hair stylist--being a princess for a day is fabulous! I got my make up done twice! One time in pink because I was wearing a pink shirt then the producer decided that green would look better so we took the pink off and threw some green on. It seems that I have two big brown eyes and they are hard to hide from my face...they take half my face and the other half is taken by my big mouth! ha!

MyInterview  Once on the set, the deer look comes on (remember the big brown eyes, well, they don't help in this situation!). I can talk about looms til the cows come home, I can, believe me! If you ask me about them you can probably write a book from my responses. However, when you put me in front of the camera, I tend to forget everything, even my name (I think that is the reason why they ask you to state your name before they start the interviewing process). As I babbled about loom knitting, Bethany was on the side snapping pictures and as I stumbled through my answers, Beau, our wonderful producer, kept smiling and giving me the thumbs up. Even when I stumbled or said the wrong word he would just laugh and encouraged me. After the little interview, it was time for my no-talk session...easy peasy.

Flower  Then came time to show my little project and my mini-step outs. To tell you that it is a last minute project is an understatement. I basically found out the day before that I had to have a flower for the interview. I sat mid-morning with yarn, loom, and a piece of paper. I drew a gazillion flowers on my sketchpad. I had to follow the "keep it simple" strategy and a few went down the no-no path just because I kept making it too difficult. At the end, I came up with a cute little petal made with a combo of previous tutorials on my blog. Added a little bead, beads make everything prettier, at the center and I had my flower. I don't know what I love the most, the cashmere that I used for it or the many uses that it lends itself to, so far, it is sitting at my desk, looking pretty, like a sea star.

Picture 016 After recording my little blurb about the looms and showing my little project. I waited for Bethany so we could go out and have dinner with lovely Jenny from GuppyGirl. We met Jenny and her hubby Troy at our hotel and we headed out for a little dinner (what! I am eating again, yeah, I am). We decided to go to the Olive Garden in the middle of SLC and it was a good choice for all of us. Troy kept us laughing non-stop with his great stories about our lovely Jenny and I kept eating (ha!). Amidst food and laughter we shared lots of stories and bonding moments.

We ended the night back at the hotel, we said our goodbyes to Jenny and Troy and I headed up to Bethany's room where I forced her to watch The Nanny. She was so tired that she just laid on her bed while I laughed and snapped pictures of her with my cell phone. By this time we were both so exhausted that we seriously were laughing about every silly thing, even if we said the word "loom" it set us off in another wave of giggles. Great friends are made while watching The Nanny, hahaha, and eating of course.

Oh, so I guess you are all wondering when the infomercial will air. We have a date of December 1st...we still do not know what channel, however, we will have copies of it, so as soon as I get my copy, I'll pop it on the bloggy for all of you to see.

Our little story doesn't end just yet. We have Part Dos coming your way.

Read more about our story over at Bethany's blog! Hers is more fun and has a spectacular picture of my favorite hat--yes, I am modeling it!

Loomy Button Winners

Button Thank you all for your wonderful and inspiring stories. It is great to hear of your achievements in life. The loomy buttons are on the way to me and they should be here by next Monday, if not sooner. You will be able to put your button on your knitting bag and display proudly your love for looming.

Our winners are (thanks to the number generator)...


14...Carrie P.




Congratulations to all the winners!!! Please contact me as soon as you can. You have until midnight (MST) Wednesday, Sept. 9th to claim your prize. Prizes not claimed will be given away to another participant (using again, the number generator).Again, congratulations for participating.


Didn't win one, don't worry. You can get your very own by clicking on the sidebar link and buying one or two or ten! The new button design says "I *heart* Looming".


Prepster Vest

NyahModel300 Thank you all who helped me find the perfect name for Nyah's little vest. At the end, Prepster just kept coming back to my mind. I knew that it was meant to be when I was describing it to one of my friends and all I could think about was the word Preppy!

I hope you like it as much as I do and as much as Nyah does. The pattern is only available in one size 4T. However, I am working out some math right now to provide sizes in 2T and 3T. The pattern is available at in the Free Monthly Pattern area.

Again, thank you for helping me name the Prepster!

Happy Looming!

Up Coming: A vest pattern


A little something I have been working on for the past two days. Since Sam started school I have had a bit of time in the afternoons with nothing to do, so a little loom knitting has been going on.

Little Nyah had a lot of fun posing for these pictures. She really loves the camera, I just wished I had better lighting for her.

Watch for the pattern over at in September for the free monthly pattern.  

What you will need:

  • Loom: Knifty Knitter Long Blue Loom or any other loom with a peg gauge of 1/2" from center of peg to center of peg. 
  • Yarn: 200 grams of bulky weight yarn. Sample was knit using KnitPicks Swish Bulky in Flamingo

Little Vest

Help me choose a name for the little vest. I am thinking something cute and child-friendly. Do you have a suggestion? Drop it in the comments :).