Friday, November 15, 2019

New Looms are HERE!! Knitting socks... and figuring out which heel I like!

For those who are waiting: new looms are here. I will start shipping Monday.

Sock Heel Issues

I've got 2 pairs of socks on the needles. I'm ready to do the heels on one pair, but before following the instructions for the Sherman heel written in the pattern "Tintern Abbey", I wanted to try the heel out first, and a couple of other heels... I've got one Sherman heel on the needles & since the instructions in the pattern are set up for DPNs, I'm having to convert the instructions to use with Magic Loop...

This turquoise piece is a trial of the Sherman heel. So far only the gusset is done and ready for the heel turn, but I'm having trouble with the instructions...I think I need to do the heel turn on half the stitches, but will watch some YouTube videos first.

A Neat Fix for Loose Warps:

The other day, I was weaving in one of my bookmark Arch looms, and the warp got loose, so I threaded some Seine twine through the loops in the back and that fixed the problem! I'm pleased as punch with this solution!

This size is not yet on the website, but if there's any interest, let me know and I'll get you one or more. They come in 5 and 8 dent like the other arches. Weaving width is about 2", length is 7-8".. the postcard loom is 4" by 6-7".