I pulled out one of my old Weave-Its and followed the instructions in the 1945 “Weave-It Weaves” booklet to weave the hourglass pattern. In this case, I used an off-white cotton for three sides and swapped to maroon for the third. Now I want to do weave all the patterns.
Inside the box, spotted and purchased at a flea market, was a Weave-It in a particularly mint box, a nearly-finished sweater (the Urbanite), crochet and cotton yarn, two wooden tubes filled with steel knitting needles, and a page from a 1949 Des Moines newspaper. There were also a few finished projects: baby booties and a mohair beret. This knitter liked fine work.
I can't walk away from something like this, a glimpse into a crafter's past life, even if it makes me sneeze.
Have you seen this simple Weave-It loom idea made out of a book?
More information and templates here: http://craftsanity.com/2010/08/craftsanity-on-tv-making-weaving-looms-out-of-old-books/
I wove a narrow sample of the log cabin pattern on my rigid heddle loom. It's long enough to become a strap for a bag or purse, or trim on something like a bag or a purse. Because I used two similar colors, green and blue, the pattern doesn't stand out clearly but I still like it. To do a log cabin pattern, you simply need to warp the colors in the correct order, followed by using the same pattern in the weft. For example, on this small strap I did BGBGBG and then GBGBGB (repeat). Again, the weft follows the same number and color, BGBGBG followed by GBGBGB. Easy! I'd love to do a wider project.
And then there's this sad Weave-It loom. Marked a dollar, I couldn't pass it up. I wondered if I should try to glue it but then decided that I already have three of the 4" squares, so for a dollar, it can be my spare peg loom in case I ever need parts.