Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Capelet for my grandaughter Andrea

This capelet is loomknitted. It is a pattern from Isela Phelps called Anwell Capelet

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Flower Cowl

This loomknitted cowl was published on the Loom Knitters Circle Magazine on 2007. A Wonder loom from the old DecorAccents Looms was used on the sample on small gauge and I loved it. You can find the pattern HERE

Friday, September 23, 2011


On August 2008 I designed this Lion Cowl for the first anniversary of the Kiss Loom Group. It is loomknitted on 78 peg kiss loom. The pattern can be downloaded here

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


This scarf with my favorite colors was made on one afternoon the loopa loom. I braided the ends with a fingerchain and it had a nice result.

Esta bufanda hecha con mis colores favoritos en una sola tarde en el telar loopa. Uni los extremos con una cadena hecha con los dedos y el resultado fue bueno.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Fingerless Gloves with Beads - Guantes con piedritas

I loomknitted these fingerless gloves with beads on the 21 pegs circular Cindiloom 1/2 gauge and Simply Soft Caron. I did not have to add the beads to the yarn before starting it, but used a crochet hook to place the beads wherever I needed.

Teji estos guantes en el telar circular de Cindilooms de 1/2' y con estambre Caron simply soft. No anadi las cuentas antes de empezar, sino que con un gancho muy delgadito las fui anadiendo cuando las necesitaba

Finished them with picot crochet on the cuff and the thumb hole.

So fast and pretty to make.  I will post a tutorial soon.

Los termine con picot crochet en la muneca y en el orificio del pulgar.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Isela;'s loom knitting group is closing

Unfortunately, for different reasons Isela's loom knitting group which I happened to be the moderator along with Jenny Stark for the last four years is closing on July 31st, 2011 and I feel really bad for it. Feel kind of empty, but I thank Isela for the opportunity she gave me to help her and the experience I got to take care of a group.

It is with great sadness that I communicate this.

Will I continue to loom knit? yes, of course, I love this craft and will continue to do it. And besides I have my other group called Tejiendo en Telares which is in Spanish.

There were some ladies on the group who insisted on Isela  not closing the group and just pass it to some other person to lead it and here is what I answered:

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My opinion is that what brings the group together is that we are following ISELA because she has given us so much by teaching loom knitting through her videos, books, patterns, and articles, that when she is gone there would not be a strong reason to stay around. I am sure it is not easy for her to close the group, but the cycle has to come to an end, let us just grieve and mourn, and respect her decision. There are plenty of loom knitting groups to join, where we can find also great loom knitters as our Loom Lady Brenda Myers, Helen in UK, Jennifer Stark, Graciela Worth, Bethany Dailey, Rennee Van Hoy, Jeannette Pirkle and so many others.

Of course we can still follow Isela in her facebook page or in her blog and we will also get to know her more of her family life. The loom knitting facebook page will also be there so we can show pictures of our loom knitting projects. Her books, videos and articles will be kept in the magic of the internet doing history.

So we can just feel proud of being part of Isela's group and keeping her in our minds and our hearts. I myself can feel proud of being able these last five years, to help her along with our Jenny Stark as Moderator of the group and having her friendship and Jenny's. Thank you so much Isela and Jenny.

Hugs to you all, and I am sure I will see you around the loom knitting world.
Maria in Mexico

Friday, July 8, 2011

Vertical stripes Moebius scarf on the 10 peg knitting board

This morning I had a nice surprise because one of my projects was chosen to be in the home page picture of one of my looming groups, the KKLK and it felt really good. This project is very special because it is the first time I try vertical stripes on the knitting board

Esta manana tuve una sorpresa muy agradable porque uno de mis proyectos fue escogido para estar en la pagina principal de uno de mis grupos de tejido en telar que es el KKLK y me senti superbien. Este proyecto es muy especial porque es la primera vez que hago las bandas verticales de diferente color en el telar rectangular.

When you are looming and getting to the joining point you twist them together and continue to loom each other to its side. 

Al llegar al punto de union de ambos estambres se entrelazan uno con el otro y se continua el tejido cada uno a su lado.                      

Friday, May 13, 2011

Baby sweater for Rafaella my grand niece

Baby sweater for Rafaella, my grand niece.

This sweater was designed specially for my daughter when she was a baby. I needle knitted it even before she was born and it was the first one I would knit. I enjoyed it so much that I kept it for when she would have a baby girl and my grandaughter Andrea did use the same one her mom used.

This baby sweater belonged to her mother as a baby.

I already made one for her but it will fit her when she will be like two years old. I just love to do this family pattern.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Variation of theTwo hour scarf

Hat and scarf. This is loom knitted with hometown yarn on the round in the purple long kk loom. One of the ends is opened to be the hat and the other end is the scarf. It took only one skein.

Sunday, October 31, 2010


I want to share this two hour scarf that you can do with no looming tools but your fingers.

Cast on  ewrapping  twice on two pegs (using like one). Need at least 23 pegs. I used the yellow size of the Knifty Knitters because it has a large gauge. Leaving those pegs empty form the gaps that make the scarf so appealing.
Casting on two stitches without leaving any peg in between, then leave empty three pegs and cast on two more stitches, leave a peg empty and cast on two more stitches which makes the middle braids, then leave empty three pegs and cast on two more stitches.
Every time you start, slip the first stitch, so to form the chained edge.

Binding off the 2Hour Scarf

Used the regular bind off by putting peg 2 back on peg 1, knit off, then move that stitch to peg 2. Now take peg 3 to peg 2. Knit off, move the new stitch to peg 3. Continue this across the row, but,(and this part was very important)when at the last stitch, do not cut and pull tight.Leave a very long tail and go back on each crochet looking stitch and pull it bigger. When you have gone all the way across the row, look and see if it is loose enough to match the other end. If not, work more yarn into the stitches one stitch at a time. When this finally looks right THEN you go and tie off the last yarn tail. You need the extra long tail to be able to stretch the other stitches to match the other end and the long stitches in between. I didn't have to make a crochet cast off with extra stitches this way. It looks just like the other end and matches the stitch type exactly. Fingers were used to stretch the stitches to pull in more yarn, lots for the first and then they pull it in as you go across. Keep working the yarn until you like the looks of it.

I would love to hear your comments on this scarf.


Andrea is growing up!!!

She is so much loved by everybody of us

She is happy!!

She is part of our happiness

I knitted this sweater for her

 Oh!!! I love you so much!!!
 She is being only breastfed
She loves swings!!!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Andrea and her parents went to the Getty Museum and she wore a sweater I knitted for her. I am so happy she looks wonderful on it.

Saturday, July 24, 2010


Every morning I watch my grandaughter Andrea through Skype and yesterday she was so graceful and gentle and happy and it has been like this for the past two weeks. She just wakes and start smiling and making us smile and love her

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


This video is intended to explain a stitch for my Yahoo Tunsian Crochet Group. The stitch is called Pinitas in
Spanish and the translation in English is Small Pineapples because alltogether likes like it.

After the foundation row is done just usual then you start the stitch which is formed basically by two rows, the first row, and you start it inserting the hook in the first space found between the first loop and the second one and you draw a loop, then yarn over and insert back your hook in the same space so you get three loops from it which is counted as one loop, and you go on to the last space in the row where you do the same., then you return and start with the second row which you start on the space after the three loops, and keep going the same until you get to the end which you there is no space so the hook goes to the very end loop alone and insert the hook through the triangle formed there and you only draw one loop (not three), and your return is taking the yarn from that only one loop and then continue taking the yarn through one and three. Once you watch this video, I hope there are no doubts, but if there are, you can place your questions on the group.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


She loves being held and we love holding her

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


I loom knitted the hat she is wearing with brioche stitch in the round.

Yes, she is with us now, she is wonderful and she is MY GRANDAUGHTER!! She was born on May 4th and my daughter had her with  natural childbirth, with no C section or epidural or sedatives. She just managed the contractions with breathing and relaxation.  I am really proud of her. I was in the delivery room and was present when she came out to the world.  We have a bonding. I love her so much and I have the feeling she also loves me.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


I always wanted to learn Tunisian Entrelac Crochet, so I bought the leaflet from Carolyn Christmas, and here is my first attemp. I am doing this blanket for my Grandaughter to be born next May and

 I watched these videos in Spanish with the instructions for Tunisian Entrelac and love them. Thank you Ma. de Jesus for so generously sharing.

And from some great videos  ( I do not speak the language, but just watched and learned)

I made these gloves for my nephew Juanito who lives in France and it gets to be really cold on a long winter time.

And I made this scarflette also for my nephew  Juanito to match with his gloves.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Fingerless Gloves with sock yarn

On Christmas time I visited my daughter Gabriela and her husband Ernesto and the baby girl who will be my FIRST GRANDAUGHTER!!!

I bought a lot of yarn in Joanns, maybe too many but I have so many projects in mind for the baby.

I got a nice sock wool, called Sensations and I started a sock as a Christmas gift for me on my fine gauge mini wonderloom from Dalooms and it was coming along pretty well until I realized I never show off socks (not any more jejeje) and I switched it to be a fingerless glove. I just loved the result!!

Saturday, December 19, 2009




Mom and Dad found a new bigger house to rent so Andrea will have her own room