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Sock Loom BasicsSock Loom Basics by Leisure Arts Inc.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Since I haven’t read every single pattern in this book, I can’t actually judge in entirety. Still, I did find it easy to follow in a couple of patterns I did use. The illustrations are far better than most of the loom knitting books. I do plan to keep it as a reference. There are still a couple of the socks I want to try.

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Four Adults


 

Four adults doing a Sunday. I was cooking, we all were in our own worlds and got too busy.

WE

Didn’t notice this:

Until suddenly we realized she was not in the house. With all the predators around here and her penchant for exploring, we were scared. She was nowhere in the house. No one let her out. (Everyone has THAT family member!) So all of us were running around like crazy shouting her name. Nada. Finally, she came out from under a tree in the backyard. Apparently, she went visiting her friend next door during her adventure.

But look at her now!

Kali, Kali, Kali!

 


Per LindaYour Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “ground.” Use it as a noun or a verb in any tense (i.e. grind). Have fun!

I made the most delicious potato soup last night. It was only after I went to bed that I realized that Grandma’s soup always had pepper in it. Mine didn’t. I don’t often add pepper to foods. I’m more of a salt freak. But today a friend and I were talking about how wonderful a good grinder was for that ground pepper. The bigger the peppercorn the nicer the food tastes, don’t you think?

When that conversation ground its way into the ground, I thought about my Himalayan salt and sea salt in the grinders. Is it just me or is that kind of salt far better tasting than the stuff in salt shakers? Plain old sodium chloride is far too salty and doesn’t help the food at all.

And isn’t the process of grinding said pepper or salt just ever so satisfying?

Okay, enough of the grinding of gears. I think this is grounds to end this spicy conversation, save the bump and grind. Had to get that in there. Happy weekend, everyone!

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I had hoped to be finished with at least one of my projects today but in spite of hurting hands from constant knitting loom and needles, everything is still in progress.

But I did enjoy the accompanying shows today, Raising Dion and Absolutely Anything. And currently, I am watching This Beautiful Fantastic. Trailer YouTubes below.

I can’t wait for season two! This was a very touching show!

So funny!

I’m only an eighth into it and I know I will love it.

What are you watching?

Theater Thursday


I just finished watching a good quiet show on Amazon Prime. Not exciting but heartwarming and great for my book-reading friends.

Hope you enjoy it like I did.

Guilt


Why did you leave me ALL DAY?!!!

I had to go grocery shopping. Still, she’s mad-dogging me.

Mindless Monday


I forgot to mention this sock on the post yesterday. It’s a Kitchener toe-up on the KB Sock Loom. It isn’t my favorite loom. But it does come with a DVD to teach one how to knit socks. And it’s a very sturdy loom.

Stuff I’m Working On Sunday


I learned to make hats by needle knitting. This will be, hm, I think, my fourth hat. This one has a lot of purls, just for dif.

I’m at the stage of decreasing so I can’t watch the Walking Dead while doing it. I’ll wait until a show that is boring for me to work on this. I promise to give the pattern as best as I can remember when I am finished.

 

Speaking of knitting… My new goal is to needle knit socks. Using Nervous Knitter’s tutorial I have made my first practice heel:

Right side.

Inside

Here’s the how-to:

A while back I made a hat I proclaimed as mine (my yarn, ya know?) Now I’ve decided to make a cowl to go with it.

I know I’ve seen Tuteate do the garter stitch I’m using but I couldn’t find the YouTube. But here is Kristen at GoodKnit Kisses showing the same stitch.

I’m working on the mate to the sock I finished yesterday. I’m using ‘smitten knittins’ tutorial for making sock on the CinDWood 1/4 56  round loom. (It is also the one for Knitted Knockers). Here’s what I got so far followed by the tutorial.

Don’t ya just love all you can learn on YouTube?


According to our fearless leader, Linda G. Hill, here are today’s instructions: Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “-tast-.” Find a word that contains “tast” and use it in your post. Enjoy!

I’m feeling fantastic. What makes me feel this way? What leaves me with such a good taste in my mouth? The feeling of accomplishment. One more sock finished!

I am totally addicted to loom knitting, especially socks. They are so cozy and warm. This pair is going to the charity with the mate once I make it. I’ve been buying some of my own yarn to make my own. These socks feel so much better than store-bought. They are feet-tast-ic! When I finish the second of the pair I will put in the YouTube tutorials for each part of the sock. Meanwhile, I am trying to learn how to make them on needles, too.

How am I going to get to my writing if I can’t stop knitting long enough to NaNo? I barely drop the yarn long enough to write the blog. Anyone else have this problem? Clashing of passions?

 


Crochet for Beginners: Crochet & Circular Needles - How to Knit Circular Needles Like a Guru: (Crochet, Crochet for Beginners, How to Crochet, Crochet Patterns, Crochet Projects)Crochet for Beginners: Crochet & Circular Needles – How to Knit Circular Needles Like a Guru: by Kelly Austin
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Hmm. Yeah, I’m not a lawyer or editor, so I can’t conclusively say anything. I can only point out that the second part of this two-part book looks and sound a lot like the book I just read by Emily Haschig the vaguely written book about Circular Knitting.

One the other hand, the first part about Crochet was fairly well written. I may have to go back and try the pattern that was presented. I don’t crochet much anymore as the process hurts my hands now. But sometimes I can’t resist. So if you get this book, you might get something about crocheting.

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