I am in love. Unexpected, giddy love. I was ordering stuff for the Baby Wolf from Webs, and as long as I was clicking away, the Zoom Loom somehow jumped into my shopping cart. Yesterday I got it out and started to experiment with it. The world fell away, and hours later I was still going strong. John Mullarkey developed this little jewel for Schacht looms, and everyone in the world needs to have one of these.
I started by raiding my bag of leftover sock yarn, and started with a single strand.
That seemed a little lacy and weak, so for the next one, I used 2 strands of sock yarn. That worked pretty well, but making sure that I was grabbing both strands was tricky.
So, I moved to a different stash, and tried worsted wool. Bingo!
Then on to worsted weight cotton. Whoopee!
I see a bunch of coasters developing, don’t you? I know there are a zillion opportunities for discovery, here, but I’m going to start with coasters. It is so much fun! I haven’t timed myself, but I’m guessing each one is taking about 30 min. to make. It could be faster, the time ZOOMS by. Heh, heh.
John Mullarkey, the next time I see you, prepare for a big hug. I love this loom!
Off-kilter is blocking, happily. It doesn’t look anything like the pattern sample, since I really went off-kilter, but I like it. I will wear it to work this week, and get back to knitting Strandwanderer. When I’m not busy with my Zoom Loom!