Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A Late Update

I've been so busy with Halloween, and tabistry, that I've seriously neglected updating this blog for awhile. But, I've got some new materials and am in the process of constructing my new idea for an adjustable loom that will be easier to increase and decrease on. As soon as life returns to normal after October (if that is possible), I plan to devote my time to experimenting some more with this idea and creating my gloves.

Wish me luck! And, have a HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Just Back from a Brain Vacation

You know how it is when you get a certain idea in your head, which you can't let go of? It clouds out all other solutions and stops you on your creative track. Well, that's what I've been dealing with. When I finally let go of the original plan that's been torturing me, setting it aside for later, a better idea just came to me out of the blue that is soooo simple.

We've been mulling over several ideas on how to construct a more intuitive loom at a small gauge for quite some time now. I want something that others would be able to figure out quickly and use easily without too much explanation. And, most of all, it needs to be made with the tools and materials that are available to us. I don't want to fork out a lot of money having someone else machine the parts. For months I've just been stumped. I couldn't figure it out until the other day when I had a brilliant epiphany in the car on our weekly "family day". Now, I just need to get the correct size of materials and sit down to construct it.

So, if you're having difficulties on a project, don't beat yourself up about it. Leave it alone for a spell and come back to it with a clear mind and fresh solutions. It could take weeks or even months to get it right, but eventually the ideas will come when you least expect it.

I'll keep you posted on my progress.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

STILL Nothing new to show

Well, here spring is just about here, and I have nothing to show from our long chilly fall/winter but a bunch of looms tangled in heaping piles of yarn. :) I have no excuse except that I've been very busy these past months with the tabistry, other crafting (see my other blogs) and life in general. Don't fret. I haven't thrown in the loom-knitted towel. I really want to get back to knitting. But, I usually head where inspiration takes me. At the moment, it's dragging me into my craft room to do some much needed cleaning and organizing.

Me and my SO, Samedi, are still brainstorming a design for a new variety of loom. This has been very difficult to create at a small enough gauge. Still not satisfied with the results. Being the more mechanically inclined of the two of us, he has been shooting down many of my solutions due to what he refers to as "reality". :) I'll keep you all posted if we make any headway. I think once we are successful, it should spark a greater interest for me in trying new things. Then, I should have many new projects, at least started. :)

Speaking of new projects, if you haven't yet found Brenda's loom knitting blog called "Loom Lore" at, you should really head over there. She is always thinking outside the loom with her amazing "rule-breaking" techniques. She really shares some clever ways use the loom that are sure to impress you. She is a master at making mock crochet items. I'm alway in awe when I see her new projects.
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