Monday, May 25, 2009


    Well, not really, although this is one of two posts on the subject of 'craft'.
    The 2nd ( yet to come ) being on the Dangerbaby Cape I made the youngest for a recent Superhero Party.

    But I have had a lot of people ask about the 'Knitting Nancy I use for Grown-Ups'.

    The best thing about reading about something crafty on my blog, is that you know it's piss-easy.
    I don't waste my time with tricky bits, or complicated tutorials.
    I just do stuff, and if it works for me, i'm interested. If it's all a bit too hard - then, pfft - see you later.

    You can buy the looms from Spotlight, in the wool section. There's 4 in a bag, of varying sizes, and they cost about $15. You can use them to make caps, scarves, snoods, socks, baby cocoons, anything probably, if you really wanted to get into it, I guess ?


    This is a cap I made MC last year. His brother has a matching one.

    Basically, just the same as your Knitting nancy on a bigger scale: you just winda-winda-winda the wool around around the pegs, and then pluck over the loops with a crochet hook. Too easy.

    Unfortunately, my project ATM is using one of those fuzzy funky 'designer wools' ( what do you call a ball of wool that is actually all synthetic anyway ? ), so it's a bit hard to see the stitch/pattern, it's just all fuzz:

    looming 2

    looming 1

    I took these in the car today - parked in the drive. Got through 2 balls of 'wool' while the Dangerbaby slept in the back.
    The whole time I was 'knitting', I was thinking of Hannibal Lecter.
    Because i'm a bit funny like that. Probably.

    So yeah, if you're interested, get thee to Spotlight, and if you have any problems because like, I provided absolutely no guidance here, just do a search on YouTube for 'knitting loom tutorial' - there's like a 1000 to choose from ( it's how I learned to do a flat scarf panel as opposed to doing everything in the round )

    and have fun!


    Frogdancer said...

    That's the most bizarre thing I've seen this morning.

    (The Knitting Nancy thing, not your son!!!)

    Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

    I'm ditching the needles that I've been giving a crack and getting to Spotty post haste. This looks far more promising. Love the hat.

    (I think you'll find that fuzzy 100% acrylic wool is called flammable)

    Karen said...

    Love it!! That's my kind of knitting - except straight up and down stuff to make a scarf.
    Were you and snacking on someones liver with some fava beans a nice chianti while in the car??

    Cindy said...

    I have seen those in Spotty and wondered what they did and since I have NO knitting skills at all I think I will definately give it a go.

    •´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

    that's my kind of craft too ...I might give it a go too.

    awesome beanie !

    Anonymous said...

    I made miles and miles of tubes of wool when I was young. Didn't do a thing with them. Wish I'd had a big one then to make hats. I would thought I was so fancy in a hat like that.

    You should open a shop, love.

    Melody said...

    Cool. I *heat* knitting nancy when I was growing up. One of these things is right up my alley.

    meggie said...

    Neat hats! Some days I feel like just sitting in a warm car reading.

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