Those of you who are long time readers know that I have LOVE-HATE relationship with knitting. I would LOVE to learn how to knit, and I HATE that I can't seem to learn how. I mean I really can't. I have had three different people try to teach me and everyone of them has failed. But I still want to make hand knitted items, so I always pull out my knitting loom. I know most people think those looms are just for hats and scarves, but I've managed to finagle quite a few different projects out of them. The long, scarf looms have produced projects from scarves to purses to cozy throws. And I've even been able to get the round loom to make hats, bolster pillow covers, backpacks, and now PUMPKINS. I was looking at a super cute knit, pumpkin my friend made me a few years ago and decided to try to make one on the loom. I used the smallest size loom, cast on and knitted some rows of orange yarn, stuffed and then closed up both ends. Then I took a length of yarn and a needle and ran it around the outside (like you do to make pincushions) and added a stick from our yard for the vine. Viola! A pumpkin! Next time, I think I'll encase the stuffing into some orange fabric before I stuff it, but all in all, I'm pretty happy that I've found yet another way to use my loom and enjoy knitting without actually learning how to knit. If you want to get more knitting loom inspiration, check out the Pinterest Board I created for loom knitting projects.
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