1940 Census

Since April 2 2012 I have indexed 5,180 names and arbitrated 25,025 names. Woo Hoo!!!!  Come join the fun!!!!

This entry was posted on May 11, 2012, in Uncategorized. 1 Comment

1940 census

Wow I have spent about a month and a half indexing and arbitrating on the 1940 census. It has been alot of fun. I have also spent time searching for people too. I have found My Great Aunt Clara in Illinois and my Great Uncle Ray in California. The state of Arizona is done just waiting for it to be put on line searchable by name and then I can find my Grand parents on my mom side.  Soon I will be able to find even more family on it too.

Not the best photo. Trying to get someone to put it on so I can get a photo. Pattern hopefully by the end of the week.

This entry was posted on February 18, 2012, in Uncategorized. 8 Comments

Working on new pattern

Today I decided to do a pattern for a bearded beanie on the loom. I got it done and now I just need to get photos and work my notes up for a pattern.

I am hoping to be more regular on this My daughter told me I should. So with her incouragement I think it might work.

This entry was posted on February 11, 2012, in Uncategorized. 4 Comments

I am Back From The Past!

Hey Everyone I have been really tied up with alot of things the last year! I am back and will be posting more regularly here. I am still looming and still love it. I want to thank everyone who has posted comments here. I have gotten alot of comments on the one loom Mitten. Thanks abunch

Knitting Thimble

After I started my sock I found this Knitting Thimble at Wal-Mart.

loom-098.jpg  I was have trouble with loosing the yarn tension when I would do the purl stitchs. I would use the tip of my finger to hold the loop and I would loose the yarn. This thimble help me keep track of the yarn and knitting went faster. As you can see there are to curling hooks on it. I used the one up front for the yarn. If you were using two differnet colors of yarn and changing back and forth you would hook one color on one of the hooks and the other on the other hook. I am so glad I found this little knitting gadget.

Kitchen Set

loom-086.jpgKitchen Set

 These are both knitted on the Blue Knifty Knitter

I used Cotton yarn.

Use two stands of yarn.

Knit using the e- wrap

 Dish Soap Cover


 Row 1 – 10 knit

Turn brim knit off

Row 11- 27 knit

Row 28 mock crochet stitch around

Row 29 – 36 knit

Take off with gathering method ( don’t pull to tight you need to make the hole big enough to fit  around the bottle top)

Then I crochet a cord for it. I didn’t keep track of how many chain stitches i did. Do make it long enough tie around the bottle. I did chain a length and then a chain stitch back in all the chains.

Then weave the cord you made in and out of the moch crochet row. Slip over a dish soap bottle and tie a bow

Towel Holder


Rows 1- 10 Knit

Turn to make brim

Rows 11 – 20 Knit

Take off with gathering stitch leave hole big enough to fit the I-Cord

make I-cord about 10 to 12 inches long tie both ends together to make a loop

insert cord though the hole and then loop towell over the icord under  the top part and

pull the I cord tight .

Now you have a item that looks like abell holding a towel. you can put it on a knob or you

can loop it to fit on a bar type handle of you drawers or cuboards. I like this because i can

change the towel when needed and not have to change the top .

My First Socks!!!!

I finally finshed my first pair of socks.

made with 10 sock loom from DA

and I used clown self stripping yarn.

 Shorty Shorty Socks I had so much fum making them. I already have the yarn for the next pair of socks . They will have a higher cuff of them.

Sock Loom and Lepersy Bandage Loom!!!

Wow. I just got my two new looms. I got a Extra Fine Gauge Sock loom and a Lepersy bandage loom. I started working on the lerpersy bandage loom and when I get it long enough I will take pictures and I will be starting on the sock loom as soon as I go and get some markers for it.

loom-069.jpg  Lepersy Bandage Loom

loom-065.jpg EFG Sock Loom

I’ll keep you posted on whats looming on these looms

Baby Bootie Heel Update!

This is to help all of you out there that have different size bootie looms.

The pattern here for the booties in the baby set patterns was made with a 20 peg loom. I have also used a 18 peg loom too. I had a help question about using a 15 peg loom so here is what you need to do for the heel using different looms. Every thing else will stay the same except the heel.

 15 peg loom heel

wrap pegs 1 thru 10 knit off

wrap pegs 9 thru 2 knit off

wrap pegs 3 thru 8 knit off

wrap pegs 7 thru 4 knit off

wrap pegs 5 thru 6 knit off

wrap pegs 7 thru 4 knit off

wrap pegs 3 thru 8 knit off

wrap pegs 9 thru 2 knit off

wrap pegs 1 thru 15 knit off

go on with step five

18 peg loom heel

wrap 1 thru 12 knit off

wrap 11 thru 2 knit off

wrap 3 thru 10 knit off

wrap 9 thru 4 knit off

wrap 5 thru 8 knit off

wrap 7 thru 6 Knit off

wrap 8 thru 5 knit off

wrap 4 thru 9 knit off

wrap 10 thru 3 knit off

wrap 2 thru 11 knit off

wrap 1 thru 18 knit off

start step 5

20 peg bootie loom instructions are with they pattern with baby set under free patterns. I hope this helps with different looms.