Just wanted to let everyone know that………..
Just wanted to let everyone know that………..
Today brings back loads of memories to me…..It’s the day before
Abby’s first day of school..It reminds me of when my kids started even though
it was loads and loads of years ago…..
my son will be 31 this year and my daughter 29…Am I really that old already???
Naaaaaaa not really…..lol
But it also makes me sad cause I remember when my first day of school was..
Germans make it a somewhat festive occasion the first day….
these are some that are out now…. these are filled with
goodies for the school child… pencils.,coloring books,erasers. and of course sweets….
you can get them for boys or girls buy them finished and loaded or make them yourself from a kit
and fill them yourself…..
Oh we all where so proud to be going to school with our Schultuete in hand…these where large….
Anyhow we mostly introduced ourselves to each other and to the teacher … Now also our school in germany starts with 6 and that’s first grade… Kindergarden is something you go to for several years before that.. it’s a combination of daycare and then as you get older your tought the abc, 123 etc……I know I had a pic of me with mine but for the life of me I can not find it….LOL
I hope Abby likes school and makes loads of friends…..
On the Martha Stewart loom front……
Here is my little Allison modeling her hat… she didn’t even take it off so she must have liked it……..2 teeth through…..Finally….
I did do a weaved block yesterday……not quite the way it was supposed to be… I will keep trying..Can’t get a pic right now Hubby is still sleeping and its in the bedroom closet.
I have to put yarny stuff away or my cats have a field day with it….
So see ya’s all later my friends……Hugs Birgit
Ok so I said in my last post that I ordered the Martha Stewart looms…
Now just remember this is my opinion only based on my experience with
these looms……. first off they came yesterday 3 days early
So I fiddled with them just putting them together etc…..
the round loom and then the itty bitty 4 corners loom…. pegs are plenty pink, green, blue and gray……
the pink is the largest
the green the second largest
then the blue last the gray ones….
Once assembled nothing came apart… not the loom or the pegs…now some of the pegs
are harder to fit in the holes than others but rather harder than just slipping in cause then they
can come out easier…..
there is also a weaving tool so you can make your own weaved blocks to put together
into all kinds of artful home deco or clothes, blankets scarfs etc…
I will try that next…
Drawbacks are the hook tool which I didn’t even use since it seems really flimsy and also have not even the littlest bit of point to the end…I like my KK hook tools….
The plastic darning needles and crochet hook are a joke in my eyes but for people starting
out without any of those products they would be ok to get started.
now for my project
A little hat made from just the 2 round pieces…or rather 2 half rounds put together into a whole round circle………..
Absolutely love the stitch.. it’s the basic ewrap which is always looser than the knit stitch or the pear….this is lovely looks like knitting on 2 needles…..
this would be a baby hat…..however there are small long extensions that you can make ovals
from that would be for KK users as large as the purple KK..which is what I use for adults….
Also due to the size pegs being larger or smaller in gauge I think if you would use the larger pegs and ewrap you would get a looser fit for toddlers lets say on this round alone…
All worth trying out….
The flower was made on the little 4 corner loom… if its not to pretty its because I haven’t made many flowers and still need practice to sew them together,,,,,,I will try and update as I learn to do things on my Martha Stewart looms..
On another front our Abby is starting kindergarden tuesday…She is so excited…Allison has finally cut 2 teeth poor baby she has not been a happy camper this week but ice cubes and frozen teethers have been her favorite toys this week,.
She is also walking behind a push along toy up till now she only walked as long as she could hold on to furniture….
Ok gotta go work some more… going to make spaetzle tonite with Gulasch gravy……
Hugs to all… A wonderful weekend