Tuesday, February 14, 2006

My first Knifty Knitter project: Ski Hat 100% Alpaca

I took some photo's today of my very first creations on the Knifty Knitter looms. Heck... they are my only projects by any means since I don't know how to knit or crochet with needles & just learned how to use the looms at a seminar taught by Chris Gilman at a workshop during Empire Alpaca Symposium February 5th, 2005 at the Turning Stone Casino's event Center. It was a 3 hr course that cost $40 which included the 4 pk looms & enough alpaca yarn for several projects.
I figured that I had better make something while the info is still in my head. I took 2 photos of each project made.
* Now I am looking for more easy projects to tackle using the Knifty Knitter looms. They MUST be detailed instructions with photos as I am very new at this :o) so please feel free to email me any potential projects!!
I'm ready for a new challenge.
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This hat is made of 100% home grown Central New York Huacaya Alpaca, processed & spun by A+ Alpaca Fiber Mill in Jordan, NY. The hat is my very first project!! It fits a youth- large child or small teen.
My first lesson learned: Projects can knit up alot smaller than the loom! ;-o ooops!

1 comment:

Dennis said...

How did you make the ball on top and stablize it on top the hat?
Do you know of some good chat websites to show and talk or someone explain to you voice-to-voice on how to make things, like mittens and socks. I still don't understand how to make the thumb in the mitten or the heel in the socks and would like to learn it besides your ball on top of your stocking cap. Thanks!