This year Fraser's brother gave me a Micheals gift card for xmas. Excited to see what the wonderful world of crafty supplies has to offer I ended up splurging and getting a Martha Stewart knit and weave loom kit:
I've always wanted to try my hand at weaving and figured since I am so lousy at knitting, loom knitting might be perfect for me! After all, I did have a 50% off coupon and it was a xmas gift right? Plus it has loads of pieces to mix and match together for a whole assortment of different loom shapes and sizes for all sorts of projects! Hooray! I thought I'd start off with something simple and used some variegated green cotton yarn to try weaving. Take a peek at that cross hatching wonderfulness:
Lovely! This was actually my third attempt at making a square (the first ones were too thin and too tight), but I am very pleased with my new woven coaster:
Since I was originally trying to make a hot pad/trivet I thought I'd give it another go in a larger size. This time I went with hot pink to match my new pink kitty place mats Fraser bought me and went with two strings of yarn instead of three. Check out the finished product:
This one looks much neater and cleaner than the first (with fewer little missed woven strings and blemishes). I ended up doing a round of crochet around the outside to really finish it off:
Ooo! I love how it turned out! I really enjoy having cotton square hot pads to hold bowls when they come out of the microwave and this one is my new favourite! Sure my experimental granny square ones I made many years ago still do the trick, but it's nice to have a new pink woven one too!
Now the question is - what to weave next!? Or more importantly - what to attempt at loom knitting?! Have you ever used one of these kits? What did you make?