Bookish Thursday: Sock Loom Projects

A little while ago a nice volume of loom knitting patterns landed on my doorstep! It was quite a pleasant surprise!

Sock Loom Projects by Isela Phelps  is a great little book with 15 patterns you can make on a sock loom. And thankfully it is not limited to socks, because generally speaking, I don’t do socks!

This book is perfect for summer time knitting! I love to do small projects that I can take along wherever I go and this book is nothing but small projects!!

Both the Original Sock Loom , and the new Sock Loom 2  by Authentic Knitting Board, are perfectly suited for these projects!

I have to admit, it pays to know the author in this case. I was able to get a little sneak peek of one of the patterns in this book before it was out! The Cable Wristers knit side to side are a fun little project, that makes a great fast knit gift! I made a pair for my daughter and she loves them!!

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If you are looking for some great projects to get you through the dog days of summer, I highly recommend this book! Knit some gifts now and get ahead of the game for Christmas!!

Next week look for a review of the Loom Knitting Basics book and loom set! I have a feeling there is a little boy around here who might help me with the review!

Bookish Thursday Loom Knitting for Babies & Toddlers

Loom Knitting for Babies & Toddlers: More Than 30 Easy No-Needle Designs

I don’t know about you, but I am super excited to see that this one is coming out on January 22!!!  Loom Knitting for Babies & Toddlers: More Than 30 Easy No-Needle Designs by Isela Phelps promises to be a good one! I have a little bit of an insiders look at this one, having helped knit some samples and I can tell you, from the few projects that I knit up this book is going to be gooood!!

There are some adorable, and fun knits in here!

The really good news is now you can Pre-order it on Amazon!

This would be a great Christmas/Hanukah/Kwanzaa/just for fun  present for any loom knitter! So start hinting now loomers!!

Bookish Thursday Knitting in Circles

I received a copy of Knitting in Circles: 100 Circular Patterns for Sweaters, Bags, Hats, Afghans, and More by Nicky Epstein from the publisher and was immediately delighted! I’ll admit it, at first a book about just knitting circles didn’t seem all that great to me! But Nicky has gathered together quite a collection of techniques that are sure to cover any instance that you would need to knit a circle for!

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Turns out knitted circles are handy for many things.. you know like Totoro bellies…

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Yep.. I know he still needs eyes! I Think I will do that this afternoon!

Or, tops of hats that have been started on the circular knitting machine!

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and just pretty things to put your tea pot on!

 

But no there is much more! In fast there are  beautiful designs in the book that utilize various circle knitting techniques outlined in the book. Here are two of my favorites!

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So If you want to knit in circles, with out feeling like you are knitting in circles I highly recommend

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A note for my loom knitting friends. This one is pretty much mainly for needle knitters. The techniques used to make most of the circle would be fiddly and difficult to accomplish on even the best of adjustable looms.

However there are a few that are knit flat that you should be able to do without too much difficulty. I mean really we know it can be done right?

 

So if you have a circular project stuck in your brain, then drop by and see if they have this one at your library, it is worth a look!