2nd Anniversary Giveaway Winners

THANK YOU for all the kind comments, and that you are sharing the excitement about the new “Little Looms 2019” magazine!

espo119002-1[1]I think this 4th edition of the “Little Looms” magazine is the best so far: Seven pin loom projects contribute to a nicely balanced representation of little looms. Projects from shawls to bags to home decoration and more. Techniques from simple to intricate. Yarns that surprise in their effects. Beautiful photography, excellent instructions, and informative articles. I hope you’ll love it as much as I do!

But now, drum rolls for our winners:

On our blog: Susan P. from North Carolina
On Facebook: Alicia W. from Maryland

Congratulations! We will contact the winners and send out their “Little Looms 2019” copy as soon as it becomes available.

PS: Photo credit for the Happy 2nd Anniversary hexagon goes to fellow pin loom weaver Carolien. Used with permission. Thank you, Carolien, and I think you started another tradition!

Weaving Some Handspun Hope Today …

Dedicated to the people in Rwanda who show strength and determination to overcome the genocide tragedy that started 25 years today, April 7th, 1994.

I made the “Easy Tassel Basket” in Rich Topiary, the border and tassels are Cosmos. The basket displays a skein Natural.

100% Organic Merino Wool from the True Vineyard Ministries yarn shop.

Free basket instructions on Ravelry: Easy Tassel Basket

 

 

Step with the Right Foot into 2019

Make sure to step with the right foot into 2019! If you need a reminder, put an ankle moebius on your right foot.

20181224_110708_resizedMake the cowl on the original TURTLE Loom™️ with about 42 yards of worsted weight yarn; we used hand-dyed yarn from The Sheepwalk™️ in “Retro” colors.

Instructions are on Ravelry, and if you have any 7 hexagons floating around, it’s a true last minute project before the party begins.

To an amazing 2019!

May it be filled with peace, health, happiness, prosperity, and friends.

 

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Feeding a Fad …Weave an Ankle Cowl

Just a few days ago I saw a picture circulating on social media, featuring a knitted “ankle scarf”. It looked photo-shopped, but I had to chuckle about the idea, and the idea didn’t leave me. Today I discovered the first ankle shawl knitting pattern on Ravelry, and I decided that maybe the idea is not as ridiculous as it initially seemed … Continue reading Feeding a Fad …Weave an Ankle Cowl

Come and See – (2) Car Seat Baby Blanket

20180816_162701_resized-crI love yarns that are put-up in “cakes”. The colors are guaranteed to work together, it’s fun to weave instantly off that “one big thing”, it’s exciting to work towards the next color to come, it’s a mystery to the end to know how many hexagons you actually will get in each color. Continue reading Come and See – (2) Car Seat Baby Blanket

Weave & Stitch Along – Charity Project FAQ

FacebookProfileIn Week 5, we started a special project , making little purses for a charity group “Stitches of Love” who provides handmade back-to-school items to needy children in Arizona. A few questions have been asked that may be of general interest, so here’s a special blog for this special project! Continue reading Weave & Stitch Along – Charity Project FAQ

Memorial Day Poppy Flower

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Memorial Day … Remembrance Day … Decoration Day … are names for a holiday that reminds of those who have given their life in wars. There are many traditions that developed along the history of this holiday … one of them is to wear a poppy flower. Continue reading Memorial Day Poppy Flower

1st Anniversary Giveaway … and a Mystery Announcement

Some tell us “Yep, you’re here to stay!” and others warn us “It’s just beginning!” and we feel humble and grateful for our first year of TURTLE hexagon pin looms. Thank you to all who have made this possible and have been with us on this amazing journey. Continue reading 1st Anniversary Giveaway … and a Mystery Announcement

Santa Gnome is Coming to Town …

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all TURTLE Loomers! We’re gearing up and looking forward to an exciting 2018, hope you’ll join us.

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There ain’t no white stuff on the grounds in Central Texas, but them green is good lookin, too!

More information about this adorable gnome, using Berroco Ultra Wool and Berroco Plush, can be found on Ravelry:

TURTLE Hexagon Pin Loom: Santa Gnome

Angels …

When I was thinking about weaving something nature, I thought of weaving a leafy garland, or using little wood twigs for snow man arms, or to weave something with straw (still thinking about that), or weaving something with angelically white feathers … (rabbit trail) … angelic … (rabbit trail) … angels … (rabbit trail) … can I make an angel? Yes! And it’s SO EASY! Continue reading Angels …

Baby’s First Thanksgiving

I get the notion of “Baby’s First Christmas”. However, the first Thanksgiving of each of our children has a very special place in my heart, as this was the first time for many of our relatives to meet our new additions. Continue reading Baby’s First Thanksgiving