You know that surprise package I got from Meg last week? Turns out there’s more to the story. I was so stunned at the sight of the sweater spilling out of the little padded envelope that I failed to notice there was something else in there. Meg’s coworker Marissa — my new favorite person! — ran across this groovy, vintage Weave-It pattern booklet somewhere, and thought of me! As you can see, it’s called Weave-It Weave In, which I can only guess is the weaving equivalent of a “love in.” And it’s undated, but clearly circa 1968. It looks like Marissa may have paid even less for it than the original $1.25 cover price, but this thing is priceless. With bonus crochet recipes sprinkled throughout! Such an amazing gift.
What Marissa couldn’t have known is that not only have I been longing to spend some time with my long-neglected Weave-It, but I had just returned from the trade show with a Zoom Loom in my bag — the new toy from the Schacht loom company. The product and package have, uh, a different design sensibility than the original Weave-It, but as the very nice woman in the booth explained to me before giving me my own Zoom Loom, they’ve made several meaningful functional changes to the frame, which seem really smart. So I’m eager to set the two looms up in a little head-to-head competition.
How long do you think it would take to weave enough squares for my very own Hostess Robe?
Happy 4th of July to all who are celebrating today!
Oh, my gosh. My mother used to wear “Hostess Robes” around the house all the time! Not the crocheted variety, but she had quite a collection of velour robes! Can’t wait to see what you make with your Zoom Loom. Happy 4th to you too, Karen!
Oh, those velour robes!
I really don’t know, having never used one; but I guess maybe a day????
It’s really seaming them all together that would take an eternity.
ok. I will take your word for it!!
I was eying that Hostess Robe…That is something that I would wear around the house…using a light weight cotton for the summer and a heavier weight during the winter. I hope you have fun with the new Zoom Loom. Have a safe and fun Independence Day!!!
It is super groovy! I think my Aunt Virginia may have had one.
How fun!! I love this!
I am totally obsessed with my Zoom Loom – I’ve already made 10 squares, they are really fast to weave! Though you really can’t beat having a physical copy of the book, there is a site called eLoomaNation that has a ton of vintage pattern PDFs for pin looms that you might be interested in!
Glad you like the Weave-It!
Carolyn brought back a Zoom Loom for me to play with. It’s pretty fun!
So sweet of you, Marissa. I was hoping to get to play with the looms this weekend, but alas. Maybe next week!