Everything has a season and each season comes to an end. My loom knitting season has lasted 12 years. It has been awesome. It has taken me many places that I never thought I would go (or that I wanted to go, hahaha). I have been on national television (while being fat–yes, I have gone on "tv history" as the fat loom knitter). That took me out of my comfort zone like nothing else ever has. However, it was a wonderful opportunity, one that has come back a few times over the years. I have also been blessed to meet some of the most amazing individuals, some of them have become good friends and most of them have been co-authors with me. By the same token, I have met the opposite too but I am not going to dwell on that part.
Most importantly, my little hobby was able to get millions of loom knitters started in their journey and expanded their knowledge to more than just the ewrap stitch and tube hats. Thanks to the technology available, more than ten years ago, I was able to launch little videos to help others in their looming journey. Twelve long years…it has been a fun ride!
At this point, I have decided to step back from a lot of my loom knitting efforts to focus more on my family, my "day job" and on my physical fitness dreams. Ideas are forming in my head of going back to school and getting my master's degree, or perhaps, I'll just dedicate myself 100 percent to just working out (ha! I am no longer the fat loom knitter).
For the past five years, I have tried to juggle, my family, my job, and my hobbies. After sitting down and putting everything into perspective and filling the jar with the rocks and the pebbles and sand, I realized that it is time to put more time into other areas of my life.
The website will stay open however all the patterns that were for sale have now been taken down. Eventually, I hope to put them on the site, free of charge, but it is not a priority right now. I thought about closing the site down completely, but there is so much loom knitting information within its pages…years and years of work….I can't bear to take it down and throw it in the garbage…not just yet.
I will continue designing but on a much smaller scale and behind the scenes. Videos will probably still make an appearance, but they will focus more on little things such as stitches, tips, etc.
It has been a great ride! Thank you all for your support.