From the authors workbench
Three Competed Projects Every Loom Knitter Should Have On Hand
Loom knitters are like any other yarn crafters in one sense – they build up stashes. Piles of yarns. Lots of looms. Extra hooks everywhere. What about completed projects? I found two large plastic bags of completed designs in my basement stash this past week. Upon going through them I realized it was smart to save them. Some, of course, were test projects. Like the kitty with the big green eyes. Other crafts will be very useful. I think there are three items every loom knitter should have done and ready for use, gifts, or charity.
Of course winter warmers top my list, and not only for winter. Hats may be for style instead of warmth. But they can be very comforting in winter! Or in a freezing cold office. You should have at least one of every size – large adult, small adult/teen, child, and baby. Also make up scarfs, socks, and gloves. They’re all great gifts and fun to donate. You never know when you can use them yourself, either.
Speaking of gifts – small gifts that you can give on a whim or sudden celebration are important. Make up mug cozies and matching mats. Or keychain projects – like my hand signs or little kitties. Or gift card pouches. They’ll come in handy when someone gets a promotion or a new job, when a senior you know is graduating, or just as an I love you gift.
Finally, have at least one blanket on hand. For that baby shower that comes up quickly. Or a wedding gift. Or any other housewarming present.
Something to warm. Something to share. Something to comfort. That’s what loom knitting is for. Next week I’ll share my favorite hat styles on the loom.
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.