Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A New Shrug!

For some time I have been working on this shrug.

I actually started it last year in November, just after I had finished the one I made for her to wear while trick-or-treating. But then I started getting requests for loom knit items and I had to complete my Christmas projects, so I put the shrug aside. Now that my loom requests have quieted down a bit, I am almost done with knitting this shrug. It fits my daughter well, but I haven't decided if I want to add a button to the front if it or not. I also want to knit some matching leg warmers to go with it, to complete the outfit. I did a little knitting and purling details on the bottom of the shrug. Next time I will also do that on the sleeve cuffs. I'm still working on perfecting m finishing techniques as well as getting the neckline right. I am determined to keep practicing until I am fully satisfied with the results. Though I have improved a lot since the first time I made my daughter a sweater. The sleeves are an equal length, though the photo doesn't make it appear so. I took the picture at an angle to avoid the flash reflecting on the floor.


  1. This is amazing ...just amazing...I love you...you are awsome...wish I lived close to you so I could learn from you!!

  2. Hi Loom Dude,
    I've showed your great creations to my husband..[who definitely needs a hobby except 'couch surfing' !!], and he was really impressed...Who says men can't enjoy knitting [think of big ole football player, Rosie Greer who knitted!!]..
    Thanks for your awesome work, ~ you are such a good guy and I'm sure, an inspiration to your daughter !!.. bye from california.. judy

  3. Greg, I think your stuff is great and that you knit on the looms. I think all guys should at least try some type of needlecraft. I taught my 9 year old nephew how to knit on needles when he was 4 years old and he still knits on those and has taken to knitting on the looms. Maybe if you published a book of your patterns more guys would be willing to try knitting on looms. Great work. Think about the pattern book.

  4. Thank you so much everyone, my heart feels warm and fuzzy! Jeannie - I placed your blog on my website link list and my blog list. And wow, your designs are awesome too! Judy - Thanks! Looms make a great gift! : )
    Juanita - Thanks! A book of patterns is in the works; taking longer to complete than I would like (of course).