It all started when my mother gave me a little circular loom. I looked at it in disdain and skepticism. I thought to myself, “What is my mom up to this time?” So, I took a bite and decided to try it. I looked at the printed instructions on how to make a hat, but was so confused. Do this to what? This to that? What? How?
In my frustration, I started doing a Google search for this type of loom. I was surprised on how many tutorials were out there. And thus, started my learning on how to make crafting projects on a loom. I was amazed on how short a time I could finish one little preemie/newborn hat. I learned that this is an alternative for knitting with needles. I also discovered this was also faster than crocheting a hat, like I used to do. I thought to myself, “This could be a start of a new friendship.”
Since then, I had graduated from making preemie/newborn hats and on to child hats and now, to adult hats. I have done a lot of searching through the Interwebs of different patterns I could try on a round loom. I’ve shared pictures of my creations to my family and they had requested I make some for them.
Thus begins my journey in round looming.
Edit: I still take credit in my introduction to loom knitting to my all-time favorite circle looms. But since this site has been conceived, I have evolved in the land of loom knitting. I still do a lot of round looming, but I have also acquired different kinds of looms: Martha Stewart Crafts™ Knit & Weave Loom Kit and Authentic Knitting Board (KB) looms – Tadpole, Sock Loom, All-In-One Loom. Who knows? My loom collection may continue to grow from here on out.