Yesterday I was reading over at Design Mom where I discovered the round loom. Well, it looked so cool that I decided we had to have a set so the boys could learn how to make gifts for their friends. So we headed over to Michael’s last night after a trip to Costco.
Now don’t worry about these boys and their masculinity. They wrestle and beat their shirtless chests and tackle each other and are learning to play ice hockey. And these are very masculine little sewing and knitting projects. Besides, I’ve heard it’s all the rage in a local Jr. High for boys to knit their own toques! So we’re just giving them a head start on being hip and not letting the fact that they know needlework affect their manhood.
Here’s the back of one that I made for someone…
We are having so much fun. Now, when you see these pictures don’t assume any grand things about how crafty I am… you couldn’t be further off the mark. I am not naturally crafty at all. My sweet sister got all those genes. But I have learned to fake it pretty well.
Oh and don’t imagine that all of my children have super long attention spans. While this is true of my oldest, it is not at all true for my 5 year old who is attempting to weave the hat for his best friend’s birthday. I am having to redirect his attention about 14 times a minute and am taking turns working on it with him. But still, it’s a fun project to work on together.
Okay, off to help someone with his loom project and check on my oldest boy’s progress with his next project! (Yes, he loved it so much last night that he decided he is also going to make Dad a cell phone holder!