As a young girl, my mom seemed to always be yelling, "Lisa, be still, stop fiddling, etc!" But how do you stay still, when your mind is moving at light speed and you need something to do with your hands? What do you do for attention deficit issues? How do keep yourself still, focused, etc?
Looming!!!!!! I find that looming helps me to focus and enables me to later convey all that I heard and/or garnered from church sermons and bible studies. This is especially necessary when you are a person who needs to have something to occupy their hands; and you do not want to be an irritating distraction. Looming is also my answer to machine-knitting, when one can not take the machine with you.
My first knitting loom was purchased a Knitting Board, which I purchased online, with a travel bag and other accessories. I did a lot of start and stopping until I got the hang of it. However, I could not take this loom with me on trips wherein you needed to pass through security lines---the metal pegs. AAAhhh, was my reaction and I vowed to find a set that I could travel with.
My second set of looms were purchased on the local market, JoAnn's I think, while living in Spokane, WA. They were an answer to pray. These became constant companions on any excursion, wherein there would be sitting that lasts longer than 10-15 minutes. I took them to doctor's, dentist, and optometrist appointments, to school functions (mine and the grandkids, which are drastically boring), church and bible study, and of course, while traveling in the passenger seat. Looming has also become a welcome part of movie watching at home.
As time passed, more sets have been purchased, as replacements and to teach "Cro-Knit Classes" at my church. I like the Knifty Knitter brand the best, then Darice. Today, I own round, long, flower, sock, and spool looms, as well as tons of accompanying accessories. By the way, to get around the metal on the loom hook, I switch to a bamboo crochet hook and wa-la!! I also loom quite a bit while watching movies at night with the family.
At night I sometimes loom while listening to bible studies on mp3 from teachings presented by Pastor Bob at North Country Chapel in Post Falls, ID. This practice relaxes me tremendously and my mind is filled with God's word and not the problems of the day when I pass into sleep.
Each loom-knit pattern designed is inspired by situations in my everyday life, desires, and needs, as well as more economical ways to extend gifts and expressions of thanks to others. I pray that you enjoy these patterns and return to them often.
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A gracefully aging, dreamer, passionate about creating patterns that reflect my perspectives and honor the Lord Jesus Christ.