Monday, April 30, 2012

Frolicing part one

Saturday saw Susan and I up early, meeting up and sharing a wonderful breakfast of bagels, smoked salmon, cream cheese, home baked muffins, juice and coffee while we knit and watched the huge line of people enter the DKC Knitter's Frolic. Once the line was done, we slid out of the car and scooted right in. We both had some specific ideas about what we wanted, and what we didn't want to buy, and we were pretty good about it.
My goal was a new loom. I love my LeClerc table loom, but it's large, and doesn't travel well. It's also a TABLE loom, which means it needs a table top with a lot of space.
I wanted a smaller, more portable loom that I could take to the cottage or wherever, and use wherever I was. In other words, I wanted a 10" Cricket. The same loom I convinced Susan to buy last year. Yes, we both thought that was funny.
This is so much better, size-wise. I will still use my LeClerc for bigger projects - I have 2 heddles for it, and a great set up at home for it's use. But the Cricket will travel better, and be great for whipping up scarves and such.
I mean, we are talking about a considerable size difference here:

Look! The Cricket fits right inside the LeClerc!

Up next, stay tuned for the yarn purchases, which are honestly way more interesting than showing looms...

4 comments:

KnitTech said...

Perky is interested in getting a table loom.

Acorn to Oak said...

That's an exciting purchase. I have a friend who has one of those and loves it!

Needles said...

I have one of those but oh finding time to fit it all in...

Knit and Purl Mama said...

I wanted to come to Frolic this year but it didn't work out. Maybe next spring!

Love the new loom!