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Thu Sep 23, 2021 10:05 pm


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Thu Sep 23, 2021 10:06 pm
Reserving an additional post in case I want it

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Fri Sep 24, 2021 12:01 pm

Hi Andra, Welcome to Zantarni - I'm happy to see that you've started your own hangout thread Yes

So what kinds of things would you like to chat about? What kinds of things do you enjoy doing??

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Fri Sep 24, 2021 5:09 pm
Iíll happily talk about just about anything.
I think on most forums I just talk with people about whatís been happening in their lives and mine.

Iím heading to lunch with my dad and then work after. I do that every Friday, we have a good time.
Also started going to Panera before work to get out of the house and hopefully do something productive on my computer for a few hours every day. I think Iíll probably do pixel art. :3

I work in an Asian import store; anime, kpop, Pokťmon, adorable stationary and plushies. Itís at a mall, about an hour drive from my apartment, I used to live pretty close but I stayed working there when I moved.
I like anime, but Iím not a super fan and I havenít watched much lately. Iím very into all the adorable stuff though. I love filling my life with things that make me smile to look at them, so even my pens are cute.:3

Otherwise Iíve been mostly hanging out at home lately. I started making a blanket on a loom, and itís going alright so far. Iím not very good at loom knitting yet, but Iím getting the hang of it. I started watching Game of Thrones again, because the show I was watching on Netflix is on Hulu now. (Cry) But my sister bought the first few seasons of Game of Thrones on her Amazon account before she could watch it online, so Iím watching that. And Iíve been watching a YouTuber play The Sims 4. So I guess Iím a nerdÖ XD
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Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:38 pm
Le gasp! A fellow loom knitter! I've made a few blankets (er...may have a couple that have been in progress for several years now tbh...), though nothing too fancy yet. What stitch are you using for it/are you doing a particular pattern or just something simple?
I wouldn't worry about not "being good" at it yet. Like most crafts, the more you do, the better you get. And don't be afraid to try things you think might be beyond your skill level because when in doubt, there's usually (though with loom knitting, not always) a video somewhere that can walk you through it.
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Fri Sep 24, 2021 8:18 pm
My great Aunt Lois took a trip to Scotland when she was a young adult and she fell in love with the sheep and wool and looms and literally bought looms there and brought them home. And so much yarn and wool. And made it one of her great life hobbies and kept getting bigger and bigger looms.
I have always found it very inspirational how she just decided one day to pick up an expensive hobby and it changed her life.

My momís whole family has always been super crafty and artistic (as well as smart! Some of the first females in their chosen career fields in the area) and I grew up crocheting and many other things. But knitting has always been daunting somehow. It just has such a different feel than crocheting which I grew up with. But the loom I decided was going to be my new thing. I just got a tiny little flat one at the craft store to try it out. And Iím just going back and forth with no real pattern or anything.

But my brother is making a big rug/blanket sized loom I can lean on the wall in my room. I donít have money to buy one, but I figure Iíll do it by hand and standing and all (OnO) and if I still like it even when itís really hard to do, then itís worth it and Iíll save to get a nice loom. XD
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Sat Sep 25, 2021 12:15 am
I mean...there are loom that make big-ish blankets (approximately wide enough for a twin-size bed) already and aren't that expensive. The one I use the most is about $40, but is available pretty much in all the stores and I can usually get them on sale with my employee discount or with a coupon for closer to $20 and, though a bit cumbersome to use until you're used to it, is actually a pretty manageable size.
Though I suppose knitting loom availability and pricing can vary depending on where you live.
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Sat Sep 25, 2021 5:19 am
Thatís true. I think perhaps her larger looms were actually weaving looms. I think she eventually got into weaving as well. I hardly think there was a craft on this earth she didnít at least try, she was quite a marvel. Lived to be 100 too, I can only hope to be as great in my life. ^^

Iím liking the loom knitting so far so I think Iíll keep doing and and maybe get more sizes. The craft stores around here are very sewing and jewelry based (Iím guessing because thatís just what sells in the area) so I might end up ordering more online. Or I like to go to independently owned little yarn shops when I find them, and they might have better options. Iím allergic to sheepís wool though, so usually I donít find much I can use at smaller shops.
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Sat Sep 25, 2021 6:22 pm
Yeah, most very large looms are for weaving, though they also make small weaving looms. Tbh, I really want to learn weaving, buuuut....I have cats. So it would need to be a smaller, portable weaving loom that I can hide in the closet when not in use so they don't destroy it. Lol.

Awww being allergic to wool must be tough. I do love shopping at the local yarn shops, though the prices are a bit higher than I'd like, the quality of yarn is also much higher and I'll splurge and get stuff for specific projects. I don't hit them too often though just because I can't justify buying "expensive" yarn just for practicing patterns. Do have some that I'm using for shawls though and it's a dream to work with.
If I pare down my yarn stash more, I may save up and have a mini shopping spree just to get some of the gorgeous colors they have. >.>
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Mon Sep 27, 2021 5:36 pm
I would love to get a cat or dog, but my current apartment wont allow pets. Someday I'll have a pet again!

I hardly ever have the money to buy fancy yarn, but I like to when I have the chance. My favorite is probably bamboo yarn, it's so soft! Plus I'm not allergic. But it can be very expensive.
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