Make a pair of loom slipper socks.

It is not often you get a chance to use the small round loom which comes with the set of looms you buy. The hat you make is too small for most babies unless they are premature. It is good to see Gina Ly’s very careful and well explained video on how to make a pair of slipper socks with the small loom. You could alter it to make longer top socks and have some very warm socks for freezing cold weather.

Knitted origami pinwheel purse

origami pinwheel purseMargaret’s origami pinwheel purse has been popular on Instagram so we thought we’d follow it up here so you can make one too. Margaret’s colours are easy on the eye and this purse looks attractive . It is a pleasant knitting challenge. It’s not hard, just interesting and you feel like you have achieved something good.

Frankie Brown’s free pinwheel purse pattern is on Ravelry.

Have fun!

Man’s sleeveless knitted vest

Or is it a sleeveless jacket? Or is it a waistcoat? We showed you this recently when Marina was knitting this for her husband Peter. It is made from local wool. Before the photo had made it look blue. That is the trouble with phone cameras and light. There are times when they just don’t reflect the colour of what you are doing. The Bagabo wool in these pictures has come into its own. It is lovely, good quality wool and the natural colours all go well together. The jacket suits Peter well and the matching beanie is a nice touch. He will be nice and warm this winter…and stylish !

There are some good, free, sleeveless vest, jacket and waistcoast patterns for men on knitted-patterns.

Knitted sleeveless vest

knitted sleeveless vestBgabo wool

Marina has just knitted Peter, her husband, a sleeveless vest. They both belong to the club. It is a lovely colour and she has enough wool left over to make a matching beanie. The wool comes from Hamilton in Victoria . The Hamilton Wool and Craft Guild has a very interesting and helpful Facebook page. The Bagabo wool is not on the web and there is no website. It is processed at the old Hamilton Big Wool Bales. There is an address on the label if you are interested. Like most other textile people we like to support local as much as possible. With borders closed it has become important to find good sources of yarn and fleece.