Monday, September 5, 2011

A New Obsession

I have found a new obsession, and its name is loom knitting.

I bought that set of Knifty Knitter looms a few months ago when my hand went bum, and as you can tell from some of my recent posts, I've been having fun with that.

I've been trying to save my money for the VT Sheep & Wool Festival, but stupidly I kept it in my purse instead of hiding it. When I find cash in my purse, I want to spend it. The urge to spend is greater than the urge to save. I know, I know, I'm working on it.

I recently found out that the Knifty Knitter line is being discontinued, which I don't mind so much since I already have the set of looms. I guess Boye is putting out a new line, so not much is changing. Except then I found out there was the elusive purple hat loom, which lets you work with worsted weight yarn instead of bulky, and that one was not being replaced by a Boye loom. So I went on a quest to find one, and I found one, and I bought it, because it was 25% off and being discontinued and there were only 2 in the store and I had cash in my purse.

And that should have been well and good, except then I decided I wanted a sock loom, even though the sock loom was not made by ProvoCraft, nor was it being discontinued. I bought it, because I had cash in my purse. But I did get that for 40% off (gotta love the day after a sale ends and you get a store coupon to use on a full-price item, eh?).

Willpower, I don't have it.

It's the adjustable sock loom from Authentic Knitting Board, and I cast on for a pair of socks last night. I've learned the knit and purl stitches for a loom, which is nice because making the loom hats I've just been using the e-wrap. I'm using some Red Heart Heart & Sole that I've had in my stash for three years, so that's also good. I'm hoping to see some stash reduction by using the loom to actually make -- gasp -- socks. Sock yarn socks, at that.

You may have noticed that I have not said a thing about the Binary Scarf. Yep. And I'm not gonna.

1 comment:

Her Art Nest said...

Hi Jen,
Thanks for dropping by. I know exactly what you mean about keeping money in your purse. I have no will power myself when it comes to yarn, craft supplies, and even cool paper. I have always wanted to try one of those looms, but, geez do I need really need it? I tried knitting socks about two years ago. The first pair first came out like one for a normal person, and the second for "Shrek." I reluctantly tore out the second one, and tried again. It has been a challenge, but I have graduated to about 12 pair completed. I am now addicted. I watched some free videos on Knit Piks, and YouTube. You'd be surprised how easier it is to learn when you see it on the screen. That wool show sounds so inspiring. In fact, we will be having a wool show in Michigan on September 24th. Hope all is well since the hurricane effects. Take care, Nan