I met Carrie on Etsy at thebeatKNIT when I came upon a vision of beauty which ultimately became my salvation when the whole family came down with the stomach flu.
While we all enjoyed the varied nuances that comes with 5 ill people and one bathroom I began to notice on Saturday that Sunshine who had came down with it Wednesday afternoon felt good enough to annoy those of us who were still ill. And, so I pulled out the lovely Portable Weaving Loom for her to use. Rhea saw it and began to perk up. Both girls sat down at the table and began to weave or “wheeve, as Sunshine says.
The girls spent the rest of the day playing with it. They took turns going back and forth with the needle, deciding how they’d work the weft to make the design and even what design to create. I just sat and watched them. They worked so well together and Rhea really showed a lot of patience with Sunshine. She would want to use the comb as Rhea was sending the needle through and Rhea only grouched at her once. I don’t know where she gets it from. I have no patience and simply watching Sunshine pick that comb up again and knowing she was going to try again would have annoyed me! 😉
So! Do you want to win one of these for yourself?
Or perhaps you’ll be a good momma and give it to one of your little or not so little ones. It’s a great extension to any weaving with paper or ribbons you’re doing in your Montessori classroom. And, it’ll expand your monkeys life skills in Erdkinder while giving them a greater understanding of how cloth is made. Rhea’s made a belt by sewing the panels together. She and Sunshine have already discussed bedding for their babies and new Turkish rugs for the fairies. They’re working to create a pattern for the Turkish rug plan.
If you’d like a chance to win your own enter below. And, if you simply can’t wait go and check out Carries store and buy your own. She’s offering 10% off by simply entering “Mondorfment” when you’re checking out. While there check out her other goodies like the Santa Needles or the Cream Yak Down Yarn. Or go exotic and try the Block Knitting Needles. I think they’d be good for those with Carpel Tunnel as you don’t have to twist the needles.
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***12/08/2012 Edited to add the following***
Due to all the love and interest in thebeatKNIT’s Yak Down Yarn I’m going to purchase a skein for the winner to use with the loom. Carrie offers two colors; brown and cream. I’m going to extend the giveaway a few more days so you can share which color you would prefer and earn a few extra entries to win it. I really wish everyone luck!
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