January 24, 2007

Remember me??

Time sure does fly when you're crafting doesn't it?

I'll make this quick as I have dinner to get on the table!

I haven't done a lot of looming lately, but I've been busy, busy, busy doing some cross stitch work for my pen pal. Brenda and I have been pen pals for pushing 30 years (say it ain't so!!) and she had her first baby last year!!!! She sent out the pics of the cutey pie, Anthony, and I cross stitched the picture. I used PC Stitch, but didn't care for the colors it was coming up with, so changed the coloring to sepia.
I must admit, I think it turned out rather well, don't you?

I also want to show you my first attempt of needle knitting socks. The jury is still out on that one. It's not too hard to "ignore" the other needles that aren't being used, but it's not too easy either. Know what I mean? Naturally, since I'm my own worst critic (aren't we all?), I don't care for these socks. Of course I made lots of mistakes, but I'm not too concerned about that.
I used too large needles for one thing. I used size 4, although the instructions called for 3s. This made it much stretchier than I wanted.
I suppose I should just shut the heck up about it, but it's hard, ya know?? So, since my mom has circulations problems and can't wear tight cuffed socks, guess who's getting these!!

But, since this is a looming blog, I have to add my loomed sock!
I'm not quite sure how long I've had it on the loom, but let's just say, it's been a long, long time! I At least I'm getting close to having the toe finished! Just for giggles, I think I'm going to needle knit the matching sock to this loomed one. Then I can do my own side by side comparison! Happy Looming Everyone!


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have some about 6 of those looms and I can't figure it out :( the loops keep coming out all loose all the way down. Mine looks ugly LOL
Barbara aka craftsty

Debbie said...

Hey!

Sounds like you have the "boing effect" going on! Don't you HATE that? You wrap almost all the loom and BOING, it all comes unwrapped in an instant.

A suggestion would be to wrap one peg, knit off, then wrap the next, continuing around. That helps a lot! Don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions!

Jenni said...

I just found your blog Googleing for the extra fine sock looms. I've been debating getting one, but I'm unsure of what size to get. When you ordered yours did you go up or down for the nearest size? I'm thinking this might be another (faster?) way to use up some of the sock yarn in my stash.

I also noticed that you are in the Winchester area. I'm in Western Loudoun.

Debbie said...

Hi Jenni

I just measured the ball of my feet and it's 9", but I think that's a little small since they're SO cold right now! (The schools were just closed due to the power outage. I have two happy children!)

Here's the link to DA Looms with more information on sizing the looms you need:

http://decoraccentsinc.com/sock_knitters.html

My loom is 10". I obviously went up and it works out rather well. I like the looks of the oval sock knitters. It's supposed to make it much easier to do the kitchener stitch, but I don't have one - YET!

Did you say you have sock yarn? Can I come over to your house and fondle it????? hehehehe. I'm in Front Royal, so I'm not too far from you!