Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Working with the Knitting Board
I had been promising myself for ages that I would start the process of learning to loom knit again. The process was started once before and then stopped when I had presents to finish. I bought books, DVD's and even more looms. However, there always seemed to be one more crochet project that called to me.
I was supposed to have surgery this week. I planned on having finished projects preposted to cover my time away. However, with a scheduling issue my surgery got moved up and thankfully instead of waiting for surgery tomorrow I had mine right before Memorial Day. I would much rather be recovering than anticipating surgery.
The first week I was too tired to do more than sleep. However, as the sleepiness wore off and I still need to be in rest mode boredom is the enemy. Pulling is rather painful on the side, so crocheting is not an option. Then I remembered my looms. This seemed like the time to explore.
I decided to use dishcloth cotton for my experiment. After all, even when they are not beautiful, dishcloths are practical. I suspected my first efforts with the knitting board might not be as successful as I wanted. However, I am liking the double knit look of this one. It probably is thick enough to be a potholder without having to sew it. My technique needs work. However, my sanity has been restored as I have something to keep my hands busy until I can get back to finishing the 18" doll wardrobe I was working on. I may even have mastered the technique before I feel comfortable enough to go back to my hooks.
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