Michaels classes are winding down while the chain winds up for the holiday season. But I have a couple more classes scheduled through early November (including my first paid class!). I ended up going to this class by myself. Luckily, I wasn’t the only student in attendance. I was, however, the most inexperienced. The other three women all knew how to crochet and/or knit, and one even knew how to use the knitting loom.
The instructor was one I’ve had once before for an embroidery class and I love her teaching style. She’s super knowledgeable and always encouraging especially when someone made a mistake on their project.
And the way she explained how to use the loom to make the pumpkin was incredibly easy. I was all nervous because I’ve only fleetingly tried to teach myself how to crochet – I barely figure out a chain stitch and then I give up. It was magical when the project came out the bottom of the loom and looked so pretty!
I got it mostly finished during the class time (which is awesome – who doesn’t love quick crafts?) and finished it up the next night. All I did after class was smoosh it around so it looked pumpkin-shaped and added the stem. The stem was even easier than the pumpkin itself – all I did was take a chunk of yarn and braid it, then tied it in place.
I’m planning on making a few more out of a few other colors for some lovely fall decor. I even got some brilliant ideas on other ways to use the loom that I’m turning in to future blog posts… So stay tuned! 😉