When I was thwarted by a missing pink peg in my last knitting attempt, I took to Amazon for a new flower loom. It has completely different pegs than my others, and I don't like it as much as the one I had to replace. However, I just finished one of the pieces I had planned, and I'm so excited about how it turned out! So it's staying.
Then I finished two more!
We went out of town this weekend, and loom knitting is one thing I'm able to do for short periods as a passenger. Any other activity requires too much visual attention and will make me car sick. I finished my first wool soap holder on the way to my inlaws' house with a skein of light green yarn I'd gotten on sale at SmArt. I was less than enthusiastic. It looked too loose, and I was afraid it would warp and stretch during use.
But I was so pleased after I used it on my youngest, who thoughtfully ran into a hedge on Saturday (and made me crawl in after him) so I would need to give him a bath. Instead of feeling like a wet sweater, as I'd imagined, it softened and felted as it got wet. It lathered quickly with rich suds. And after I removed the bar and rinsed the holder, it maintained its shape for the most part. I have been curious about felted soaps for awhile - now I'm sold!