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I enjoy loom knitting. Since I am left-handed, I haven’t been able to learn how to knit with needles. So I stick with crochet and looms for the knitting. I have found loom knitting to be much faster than hand knitting or crochet and it is much easier on the hands, too.
Last year, I found these adorable hats at the Loom Lore blog. I made the first one, but it was too small since the yarn the pattern calls for doesn’t stretch. It would have fit a toddler well so I gave it away to someone at church. I re-did it in a larger size and in a wool yarn, and they came out beautifully. I gave them to the kids this week.
In all, I probably spent 3 hours on each hat, while curled up in front of the TV during family time, riding in the car, in the waiting room, and while talking on the phone. Not bad for what would normally be considered ‘lost’ time. I have found that because I can loom knit by feel and not have to look, I can knit in the car despite the motion sickness as long as I’m not casting on or changing colors. Since we live about 10 minutes from most places we drive to, it works out perfectly to get one color done and not have to try to swap colors while the car is in motion.
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