Shh! I have a secret. I’m completely obsessed with the Twilight series. I first heard about the books from Kim Werker. Then, it was around this time last year when I got a hold of the first Twilight book from a fellow crafter Nancy Flynn of Belle Epoque. I was weeks from giving birth and on maternity leave so I thought what the heck, I’ll give it a try. A week later, I was on the third novel in the series. The movie premiered on the day I gave birth to Chloe so I never got to see it until it came out months later on DVD. Yes, I admit have a crush on vampire Edward Cullen (not Robert Pattinson the actor, mind you) and the fog laden, damp locale of Forks, Washington is a perfect backdrop for showcasing knits. Because dear crafters, I know we have a lot in common. I see Twilight pop up in your Facebook feeds, in your Good Reads lists, and yes, it’s a topic of conversation among us on Twitter, no? (Photo: Summit Entertainment) Enter in my one of my many email conversations with Vickie Howell, a knitting/crochet queen and fellow movie buff. In September for our “Cozy Up to Yarn” month, she had a brilliant idea to tie in her Movie Monday post with a knitting pattern for Alice Wrist Warmers. (Alice Cullen is also a teen vampire and Edward’s sister.) With the movie premiere happening this Friday, we thought it would be fun to do an “Along” tying in our favorite thing — knitting and a movie. To celebrate the premiere of New Moon we are presenting the Knifty Knitter Loom-Along (LAL) with Vickie Howell! Vickie will be showing you how to create her Alice Wrist Warmers inspired by the movie using a Knifty Knitter Flower Loom Kit. You’ll probably be able to find this at your local Jo-Ann’s or craft store. It’s an easy way to knit if you don’t know how or a fun thing to try out even if you do know how. I’ll be joining in on the fun as a new loom knitter.
100 yds chunky or 200 yds worsted (double stranded) wool or acrylic yarn Knifty Knitter Flower Loom Kit includes hook and tapestry needle To take part, join the Knifty Knitter Loom-Along Flickr Group and get ready for the pattern and first lesson this Friday on CRAFT. Be sure to post up photos in progress as well as your finished Alice Wrist Warmers. The more you post the better your chances at winning a host of giveaway prizes. Here are some of the cool prizes you could win: Cricut Machine Knifty Knitter Long Loom Set Signed copies of Vickie Howell’s books: AwareKnits and Knit Aid If you’re joining in the LAL, please leave a comment to this post and introduce yourself! Tell us if you like Twilight, share your blog url, or anything you want! You’ll also want to grab this badge code to display your participation in the LAL on your site. Don’t forget to join in the Knifty Knitter Loom-Along Flickr Group <a href="http://www.flickr.com/groups/kniftyknitterloomalong/"><img src="http://makezineblog.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/badge_loomalong.gif" alt="Knifty Knitter Loom-Along" width="150" height="141" border="0" /></a>