January 23, 2009

Workin' At It

Guess what I got in the mail this week? Yes! Knitting looms. Thanks to Lisa, I had to try these. I took a knitting class a while back, but I haven't had much time to devote to mastering the needles. So, when I saw Lisa's posts on her looms I thought to myself, "hey, self, that looks like fun".

So, the other night I got out some thick brown yarn (yeah, I've got lots of brown yarn, so what!) and gave the tiniest loom a try.

Here's what I made, and it didn't even take me that long. It's a little boring in this color, but what newborn baby doesn't need a wooly hat?

I can always add to it and jazz it up a bit. What do you think?

I've also finally figured out a way to label my monkeys. I'm approaching the 600 mark and they're still not branded! Terrible. I'm gonna give these little Shrinky Dink buttons a try. I think they look pretty nice and they don't take long to sew on or make.

I've got loads of other little projects going on right now, these are just a few. I've got a bigger project in the works starting tomorrow. Nick and I are flying up to Seattle to begin the house hunting process. Hooray!!!! We might get to move soon. That's on of my goals coming close to completion. :) Have a great weekend, and wish us luck!


Kristi said...

I love that monkey hat! When do they go on sale? Lol. Cute buttons too and a great way to add your brand.

Christina J. said...

The monkey hat is adorable!

Good luck finding a house!! How exciting! :)

Junie Moon said...

That monkey hat is the cutest thing ever and the buttons are just perfect. Best of luck on your house-hunting trip. When we were house-hunting years ago, we made a list of all those things we required and a wish list of those things we desired. Somehow it all worked out that we got both (with the exception that our house isn't situated on our very own private island in the Carribean--but one can't have everything, I guess).

LizzieJane said...

I adore the monkey hat, it made me smile. I will keep my fingers crossed for you on your house hunting trip, even though Seattle is so grey and gloomy at this time of year it still is wonderful.

Jenn Maruska said...

Great idea on the buttons!

And the little hat..... *sigh*

; )

jessica said...

love those buttons - what a great idea!

Felicia said...

Awesome! I've never used a knitting loom but always wanted to give it a try. I adore how your monkee turned out :)

Wendy said...

INGENIOUS idea with the shrinkie dink buttons! Love it!