I really had no idea where to put this, so here it is: My very first tutorial.
I have always wanted one of those Nifty Knitter things, but I didn't want to shell out the cash for one. So, boredom, a snow day from work, and some junk around the house became:
Minowis's neato Knitter!
DISCLAIMER: I have never used one of these knitting loom thingies before, so I wasn't sure about the details/specs. this was pulled out of my ear as I went along.
Step 1: find a can. DH smokes and rolls his own, so...
take off the lid and the closed end of the can
and I ran out of duct tape (HORRORS!) so I used electrical tape to cover the ends:
96 cents worth of craft dowels from the local supermegamart, which I cut into 4" lengths
filed down the ends, and covered them in tape
time out for the craft inspector
white glue the sticks onto the can somewhat evenly, I also covered the can in black construction paper
all the way around
wrap it all in tape for sturdiness
and it works!!
next time, I would probably make the pegs shorter at the top edge, but all in all, I really like the way it came out.
thanks for looking!