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Trying it the Amish way

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    Trying it the Amish way

    I enjoy reading all books about knitting, from technical guides to novels. So one of the first series of books I bought for my Kindle was Karen Anna Vogel's 'Amish Knitting Circle'. I was intrigued by the fact that the Amish still knit on looms, producing socks, mittens, shawls, and a great many other things. In her website/blog, Ms. Vogel mentions that, while the Amish still make looms, plastic ones have, at least in part, replaced traditional wooden ones.

    I love to learn new crafts so it was inevitable that I would find myself in the market for a knitting loom. This week I received my long-awaited set of Knifty Knitter round looms - used, somewhat worn, but with all their pegs and all their charm intact, and yesterday I finished my first hat. Today I finished my second - a child's hat this time. My needles need not worry - they are not in retirement, but they have had to make a little space on the table for these distant relatives. Maybe I need a larger craft room..,

    #2
    Very Nice!!!
    Knitting is happening here! ❤️

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      #3
      The hats turned out very nicely! I had no idea the Amish used looms, always good to learn something new. I also enjoy reading Amish novels; the return to simpler ways of life have a comforting feel to a degree. My sister-in-law "introduced" me to author Cindy Woodsmall a few years ago and I've spend many have hours reading/listening to her books.
      https://friendsofpineridgereservation.org
      http://mccny.org/mccnycharities.html
      http://warmthforwarriors.com
      http://hatsforsailors.com
      https://www.projectlinus.org


      what does the Lord required of you?
      To act justly and to love mercy and walk humbly with your God.

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        #4
        Char Thank you!

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          #5
          Sings4joy Thank you! I feel the same way about the simpler ways of life. Thanks for the point to Cindy Woodsmall. I'm always looking for new authors.

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            #6
            My pleasure! I'm looking for new authors too; hard to keep up with books though because I'm usually crafting ;-)
            https://friendsofpineridgereservation.org
            http://mccny.org/mccnycharities.html
            http://warmthforwarriors.com
            http://hatsforsailors.com
            https://www.projectlinus.org


            what does the Lord required of you?
            To act justly and to love mercy and walk humbly with your God.

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              #7
              That is really interesting. I did not know that the Amish used looms, but I suppose that if you are making all your own clothes, it saves a lot of time if you use a loom than if you knit every stitch by hand. I love the hats, and the expression on the face of the “model”!

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                #8
                WeeBizzom Yes, she's been part of my life for almost 40 years and yet everything I do still surprises her.

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