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Knifty Knitter Flowers

So I bought the flower loom some time ago but hadn’t made a flower yet. So on this lovely Sunday I decided I would give it a whirl. On the directions it says to use raffia. Raffia is not easy to find, I went to multiple stores to find it & when I did, I could only find it in the two colors I used & a nasty light green. Anywho to start I got all my supplies ready & put them on my new tray I got at work 🙂 And I brought it outside to enjoy some rays while I got my craft on. I took a quick glance at the directions that came with the loom & started to unravel the raffia. I thought it was all connected, one long piece of raffia, nope, just a bunch of smaller pieces. So the first thing I had to do was super glue pieces together. I hate using super glue just because I always make a mess. Then I started on my flower. I tied a loose knot on the outside peg then brought the raffia straight across wrapped it around that peg then brought it back and wrapped it on the peg next to where I started. I did that around and around until each peg had three loops on it. I got confused a few times and had to redo some. But after that I tied off the end to the piece I had tied to the outside peg. I then got out my brownish/black raffia & threaded that through the center for the inside of the flower, this held it all together. I tied that off then took the pegs out. When I made the baby booties I while back I thought I broke the flower loom or it was made cheaply, but I learned for the flowers if you were to pull the loops up and over the pegs it could ruin your flower if you are using delicate materials like the raffia. I’m not too certain what I will use this flower for, I like the idea best as a decoration, like a napkin ring. After I as done with that flower I was interested into what else I could use & how other materials would work. So I bought some red lion Martha Steward roving wool and made another flower. This was easier to deal with but could break if I wasn’t careful ( learned that the hard way) This time I did four loops on each peg & sewed the center more times around. This turned out amazing! I loved the colors and how the petals looked! When I showed my little brother he thought it was very cool & he suggested I use it as a hair accessory. I tried one more flower, this time switching the colors and having only two loops around each peg & it still turned out very cute! I’m excited to see what else I can use & what I will be able to use these flowers for. It was a rather easy craft, but I really liked the end result!

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Baby Booties

So I thought that since I made a baby hat for Sammi’s baby, that I should look into making something to go with it. I googled & found that using the flower knifty knitter you can indeed make baby booties. So I bought myself one. Its a lot smaller than any of my other looms, 12 pegs. I wanted the booties to match the hat so I used the same materials. I youtubed exactly how to make them & in the video the girl said that the pattern she was showing was for a 6-12 month baby, & you could make it bigger or smaller by just doing more layers or less. I tried this out. First I “e” wrapped my green & white yarn around the loom, but instead of going around the same direction like I would with a hat you turn it back the way you came then like the hat pull the bottom string over the top.(For some reason the pegs on yhis loom kept on coming off 😡 ).

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 When you don’t go round & round in the same direction it makes his opening that will be where the baby’s foot gets placed into the bootie. Anyways after 7 rounds (she did 9 so I thought if I subtracted two it would be a smaller bootie so it would go with the newborn hat) Then after that I then did five more rounds, but this time I kept going round & round clockwise. So not gap. After that I binded it off. Then sewed up the heel. Once it was all done I realized how ugly it was. UGLY! The yarn was too thin & the bootie was too holy. So fail on the bootie. So I tried it again. This time I used a thicker yarn & did the pattern just as the girl did on youtube. And if I do say so myself they turned out pretty dang cute! They were very simple, I’m going to look into doing something more intricate .

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Kniffty Knitter Infant hat

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So a while ago I bought the small round kniffty knitter, it was one I didn’t own & I really needed the hook that comes with it because EVERYWHERE I went they were out of just the needles >:(.  When I found out that my cousin Sammi was preggers I decided to put my new loom to work 🙂 Since it’s too soon to know the sex of the baby I went with a kind of neutral color, light green with a white/yellow. So I just use them as if they were one string. On the blue loom I started by “e” wrapping around the pegs, after I went around once  I then went around another time so there were two on each peg. Then I used the hook to put the bottom over the top & over the peg, once every one was done I “e” wrapped around the loom again & repeated. I did that over & over until I thought it was long enough for the brim. So for the brim I pulled from the beginning back onto the loom & then pulled the bottom over the top just as before. So once that was done the brim was present. Then I continued to do more rows until I realized I missed a loop somewhere (I blam Friends). So I had to start over haha. So I had to start again. That time I paid more attention to what I was doing. So after the brim was done I just keep on going & going until I thought the hat was long enough. After I did enough rows I binding off. How I did that was using a plastic needle & a piece of yarn I put them through each final loop then took it all the way off the loom, turned it inside out , pulled it all together & tada!! Infant hat! I liked how it turned out. A little small, so it will only fit as a newborn. Also because the yarn was thin it has bigger gaps but I think it turned out very cute!!! I had to dig, but I found my old baby doll to be my model

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