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09-16-2006, 12:01 PM
I have bought a Loopa :oops:
I have had it for months in the cupboard. It says easy on it! But everytime I read the instructions I just did not 'get' it.
I got it out yesterday and had a go. Its stunning I love it!! I think I have the Loopa bug now. This will last for a little while and then back to my knitting.
Has anyone else got one? Will anyone else own up to having one?
Shall I post a photo or not?
nadja la claire
09-16-2006, 12:38 PM
Please forgive me, I know this is probably a stupid question....but what's a Loopa? :??
09-16-2006, 12:43 PM
:roflhard: Thought this was my ban message.
Its a piece of plastic .....hang on I will post a link ........
See what you think it is a nice little thing. The scarves it makes are fantastic.
nadja la claire
09-16-2006, 01:42 PM
Hmmm. I've never seen one before. I've seen knitting boards and Yarn-A-Rounds but never a Loopa. Oh well what ever :shrug: I don't see why you would be banned. I don't know if my vote counts but as far as I'm concerned you're still in. :hug:
09-16-2006, 01:54 PM
Well I did a google on it and all I came up with was a rectangular looking thing with a hole in the middle of it. :?? :?? It said it was for making scarves, but I can't figure out what a piece of plastic does. :??
09-16-2006, 01:55 PM
cool, I've never heard of a loopa, either...How does this creation work, anyway?!
09-16-2006, 02:19 PM
It uses yarn, it counts. ;)
09-16-2006, 07:37 PM
shame on you!! that is cheating!!! :teehee: LOL :P kidding!!..well thats cool, an easy way to make a scarf... :)
09-16-2006, 10:16 PM
I have already made 3 :roflhard: Its so easy my 20 year old son did one :roflhard:
I had to promise and swear I wouldnt tell his friends :roflhard:
It is fun and a quick way to finish something.
Glad not to have been banned :teehee:
09-16-2006, 11:18 PM
Hmme Never heard of that.. but you know here in the US the knifty knitter is in almost every LYS I go to...
Whatever floats your boat..!!
Keep us posted with pics.. it's sure has fired up my curosity..!
09-16-2006, 11:42 PM
Ok I will post photos tomorrow. I have not been well today. So I will do it tomorrow. I love them hope you will too!
Thanks for all your interest in my LOOPA :roflhard:
09-18-2006, 10:27 AM
i had never heard of a Loopa so an internet search was in order.
I even found instructions (http://www.knitandsew.co.uk/prab128.htm).
09-18-2006, 01:00 PM
Did you all see the photos?
I think I messed up and posted something in a wrong thread!!
I blame the drugs (prescription I must add).
09-18-2006, 01:57 PM
Ok are you all ready?? Cheering
I actually posted this last night in the wrong bit
Here is the LOOPA scarf. Made with Chenille and some of my beautiful hank I untangled the other day Giggling
Blowing a kiss Sharon
Let me know what you think.
And I know its not 'Real' knitting but it is fun Cheering
Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. (Winston Churchill)
A cat acts the way it feels.
A LOOPA lover here Wink
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so is it kinda like a long, rectangular pom-pom? I'm just trying to visualize here...
ETA: oops never mind. Just read instructions a second time. It's loops (hence the name "Loopy") but you leave them loop-y (whereas a pom-pom or fringe you would cut).
very interesting. it looks quick and easy.
09-19-2006, 04:26 PM
Very Quick and very very easy even kids can do them.
Thats probably the only reason why I finished it :oops:
09-19-2006, 06:50 PM
well I like it!! I love loops!! :P and that loopy scarf is beautiful!! nice colors!! :cheering:
09-19-2006, 07:25 PM
Ohh thanks a lot :hug:
09-22-2006, 04:36 AM
I got a mini one on one of the Simply Knitting mags.. GREAT concept.... :D Good for those "oh crap" last minute gifts.. ;)
09-22-2006, 05:18 AM
I got a mini one from ebay. Its a lot easier to hold whilst working it. The large one I found to be awkward to hold and work. Probably because I am not very supple due to arthritis.
You are right about last minute gifts.
I also have done one and wound it round the headboard to the bed. It looks very pretty. Its a metal ornate headboard. Just one of my strange ideas lol.
09-22-2006, 02:26 PM
I think I saw something like this at my LYS. I do love the colors. I'll have to check it out.
09-22-2006, 03:11 PM
I looked at the instructions and it looks to me like it is the same as hairpin lace. A new use for an old tool?
The scarves made on the Loopa look really nice.