When I was about ten, it was the era of Wham, Duran Duran, pixie boots and sweat bands. I hated pixie boots, I hated Wham, and I hated sweat bands....but I really liked Duran Duran. At school, you were either team Wham or team Duran Duran (you wore wrist sweat bands with either groups name on), so I decided that I wasn't going to follow the trend and wore a badge (not as cool) with I LOVE HOWARD JONES on. I actually did like Howard Jones, and I liked him even more because no one else did.
This has sort of stayed with me all my life. If I hold up two outfits to ask anyone which they like better; whatever they chose, I then choose the opposite to wear. It's not that I do it on purpose, it's just that it seems to click how much I like the other one. But maybe it's a subconscious throwback to being ten again.
When the trend was to loom, I decided that I would steer clear of it. I would see images of pretty loom wall hangings everywhere on Pinterest and blogs, but darn it, getting a free mini one on the current issue of Mollie Makes was just too tempting.
All non urgent jobs (washing, ironing, cleaning etc) were put aside and all available yarn was raided to find the right colours to have a go.
I LOVED IT
Ahem, think I might be quite addicted. Addicted enough to invest in a proper sized loom.
Not bad for a first novice attempt. A bit rough and ready, and tad wonky, but oh so much fun.
I was actually quite giddy with excitement that my first attempt wasn't as complete a sham as I was expecting. When I held it up excitedly to show Middle Bear, he just shrugged and walked off. When I excitedly held it up to show Eldest Bear, he enquired to its ACTUAL purpose. Charming! I laughed and said if they were cheeky about my creations I hang it in their bedrooms....to which Baby Bear replied he'd LOVE it in his bedroom. I was a little taken aback and said "really?", to which he replied "yes of course I would, why wouldn't I?"
Awe bless him. One out of three not being embarrassed about my makes isn't so bad. Although I do remind the older Bears when they are snuggled under my blanket creations all nice and snug and cosy.