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

Craving to Swatch (Part I)

Many of you enjoy crafts like knitting or crocheting as much as little loom weaving. But … how many of you have a big happy smile on your face when it comes to swatching for a sweater, or a shawl, or whatever project, to figure out the right needle size to hit the pattern gauge?

I do not support skipping swatching, I just don’t like doing it. I do feel rewarded every time I swatch, with the peace of mind that “it will work”, but I still find myself weaseling around that daunting task of knitting a 5”x5” at minimum to be sure I have the right tools.

However, ask me to swatch a new yarn on the hexagon pin loom, and I drop whatever I’m doing and go for it! Continue reading Craving to Swatch (Part I)