Over the last year I have discovered the joys of loom knitting. I had tried knitting with needles several times before but could never get the hang of it. Then I discovered "knitting lite" with a loom! I found a loom set on sale at the craft store and was immediately hooked (har har).
My first few projects were mostly for Christmas presents, including my favorite so far--the cupcake hat I made for my oldest daughter. It turned out well and I'm proud of it.
I hadn't picked it up in a while due to lack of time with the school year and I did end up learning how to knit with needles when a fellow mom taught a knitting class this past year at co-op. I haven't made any good projects with those yet but I'll post more when I do.
Anyway, back to loom knitting. I found a bag tutorial at All Free Knitting and decided to try it. I combined a gold colored yarn with a variegated yarn with fall colors. It looks uglier in this picture with the flash on it lol.
|Working on the base of the bag|
|Building up the main body of the bag|
|Working on the i-cord|
|The finished bag. Ignore the color change. I ran out of the gold yarn and I didn't want to wait to finish the bag so I switched to a cream colored yarn. It didn't look that different to me in reality but you can definitely tell in the picture.|
|The finished bag. It's small but enough to hold a couple towels, toys and my book. :) Good enough for a first attempt.|