From the authors workbench
My first project in 2018 didn’t turn out well. But I have hope for it yet. The project is a loom knit yarn barn carrier. I like the concept. But the prototype needs improvement.
I used a 41 peg Knifty knitter loom. I knitted 20 rounds, purled a round, then knitted 10 rounds before knitting off. ‘
Next, I made an interior sack. I knitted 15 rounds, purled a round, then knitted 10 rounds and knitted off all the stitches. I sewed the two sacks together at the base.
I added a handle by attaching 5 stitches in round 1 on the inside of the loom. I knitted 50 rows and knitted off. Then I attached the handle to the opposite side of the holder. I weaved in all the stitches.
This will hold a sawed off 2-liter soda bottle, which will hold a ball of yarn and small loom, loom hooks, needles, and more. It works well for a few reasons.
· It’s easy to corral a day’s work without overloading with unnecessary stuff. I like carrying the small loom for little projects – think cats and hand signs.
· I like having the hard container within the soft bag. Hooks don’t fall through it for one thing.
· It’s nice to be able to carry my WIP and walk – I’m trying to exercise a little more this year.
But I’m going to work on a new carrier this week. I want a taller bag and plan to nix the pocket. But I want a double bottom for strength. I also want to make a tidier sawed off bottle. Maybe I'll use a smaller gauge yarn? I’ll show you the finished project next week.
I am an office worker by day but a writer and crafter in my free time. My books can be found on Amazon in print or on Kindle.