We decided to dedicate this month’s gnome to the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Continue reading Olympic Gnome
Have you seen our advertisement in Interweave’s PieceWork March/April 2018 issue? Let us know what you think! Continue reading Piece Work … PieceWork
Don’t you like it when ideas just fall into place and things come together? A holiday, and the desire to make something pretty and practical for a loved one. Yarn that inspires you to make something rustic. A tradition that you want to cherish … oh, and yes, pin looms! Continue reading Country Valentine
When I made the Santa Gnome last December I knew that this would just be the beginning. The idea was borne to make a “Gnome of the Month” for 2018. Continue reading Superbowl Gnome – What’s Your Team?
A few days ago, customer Susan posted on Facebook “Isn’t it great when your granddaughter asks what you’re doing and then takes over your loom and says it’s fun!” Continue reading Share? Beware!
When I was a child, Onkel Otto, a great-uncle, was known as the inventor in the family. I don’t recall that he ever invented anything, but the secrecy that he maintained around his hobby fed many conversations during family gatherings.
After we released our 2” and 6” looms in August last year, my children just wanted to keep going with “new sizes”. One of them was … a 1” hexagon loom. My son proudly presented the technical drawing, and my daughter stood right next to him, anticipating her prototype in a jiffy. Continue reading 01-01-1″
I love to sample things. Buffets are my favorite place to go out to eat, but even better is yarn sampling. Continue reading Project: It’s a Scarf! It’s a Cowl!
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.
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:
It takes only three hexagons on the original TURTLE Loom™ to make an ornament that provides three “stages”. Combine that with a package of cute buttons , and you have a great story to tell to your toddler:
The First Snow of the Season
Sophia and Jackson have been waiting for what seems forever for the first snow. Finally, the day is today, and the snow is falling heavily, bright and white, with snowflakes dancing all around and everywhere!
But it is cold, too, so they bundle up in their snowsuits, with mittens and hats and scarves, until only their noses peak out.
“What are we going to do first?” asks Jackson. “Let’s build a snowman!” suggests Sophia. “Woof! Woof!” agrees Charlie, and adds another “Woof! Woof!” to tell them that he wants to come, too. “Of course you can come!” says Jackson, and Charlie thanks him with a tail wag. “We should bring this green hat and scarf for the snowman, so that he doesn’t get cold,” says Sophia. “Snowmen like to be cold.” replies Jackson. “I know, of course,” Sophia confirms “but it will look cool, and I’ll get a carrot and make some black paper balls for the face and the buttons, too. Let’s go!”
For hours, Sophia, Jackson, and Charlie have fun in the snow. The snowman turned out great and looks very happy with its outfit. But all of the sudden, Charlie has disappeared and cannot be found anywhere. “Do you think he got lost in the deep snow?” asks Sophia concerned. “I don’t know …” replies Jackson thoughtfully. “Let’s look around, maybe we can see his tail sticking out from the snow.” “There he is!”, Sophia calls out as Charlie jumps out from behind the snowman. “He has taken the snowman’s scarf!” she proclaims. And sure enough, there’s a happy dog with a green scarf prancing through the snow.
“Charlie is right,” notes Jackson. “It’s getting cold. My hands are freezing.” “And my feet are getting cold,” confirms Sophia. “Let’s go inside.”
When they open the door to the warm house, a sweet smell greets them from the kitchen. “Hot cocoa! How perfect!” exclaims Sophia. “I hope it comes with marshmallows,” adds Jackson. “And maybe a dog treat for me!” thinks Charlie.
And maybe some chocolate for the story teller …
Be prepared to tell this story more than once!