After the wedding last June, the present I gave to myself was a 15″ Schacht Cricket Rigid Heddle Loom. I had been eyeing them for several months ahead of time, thinking about which loom I wanted to buy. Reading the reviews and comments on Ravelry really helped and I am really glad I chose this loom. Right away I made two scarves, but then I was stalled out for several months because I had a slightly stretchy yarn on the warp. I finally finished that project and then got back on a kick of weaving plain weave scarves. Somehow I never blogged about any of them this entire time. So this will be the rigid heddle loom montage of projects (all listed on my Ravelry page):
A special thanks to my direct warp helper – my husband! And the dogs seem to always want to help as well. Why am I posting all these projects now, you might ask? Well, I have moved on to a bigger loom already. I saw a deal online that I could not pass up – while I was watching for a deal on hand combs. That’s another story for another day. But yes, I bought a floor loom for an incredible price and am currently learning how to use it. My mother-in-law has my rigid heddle loom on loan so she can learn how to weave next. And my friend Janelle has a Cricket loom now too! She tried mine out on knit night at my house and caught the bug (so I say). The weaving bug is spreading…looking forward to seeing what I can create next on my big loom!