Hello fellow loom knitters! I am fairly new to the knitting world. I have been making candles for about 6 years, and jewelry for about 1 year. I've wanted to learn how to knit since I was a child, but never knew anyone who knew how to ask to teach me. I dont know how to crochet either. Then a few months before Christmas '06 I bought the long purple knifty knitter and made a few scarves as gifts. My first one I used eyelash yarn, but used 4 strands as 1 and ended up using 12 skiens, boy that thing turned out thick and warm lol. Anywho I put it away and kept eyeballing the rounds. Finally got them for Christmas this year and have since made a baby blanket, newborn hat, 2 hot pads about 4 washclothes, some panels that I need to sew together to make a seat cover for my recliner, and working on my second sock, which is different colors from my 1st since I didn't end up with enough yarn in those colors to make the second. Well they're more like slippers. I finally found a pattern I could understand for these, and adapted it a bit since I wanted slippers more than socks.
I recently started searching the internet for free patterns, and boy is it hard. Not much out there for a newbie especially one who doesn't know how to needle knit or crochet, or what all the associated terms mean. I've learned the purl, knit, and e stitch. I've signed up to be a member at loom newbies and the class group, so I'm hoping to learn more there. Hopefully you don't have to know how to needle knit to know what they're talking about. Thats the most frustrating part for me. Another is I'm on a slooooooooow dial up and cant watch videos. I've read all 59 pages of this thread and clicked on the links, and looked at all the pics. Your all a very talented group! I am happy to have found you all.
If anyone is interested, here's the link to where I have some pics posted of some of my candles and jewelry. My camara broke so I can't post pics of my knitting. I used my scanner for alot of these pics, but jewelry and candles are easier to scan than scarves lol. Grr cant seem to post the link, well here's the page http://freewebs.com/tallbabydoll