Today marks a good day because I got mail. No, I’m serious. My mood goes way up whenever I get mail. Today was actually much more special because of the fact it was Rainbow Loom oriented. If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll note I am one hundred percent passionate about all things Rainbow Loom. So when I get to buy either new bands or new products, I’m ecstatic!
This haul, I got one of these new products, the Loomiloom! The Loomiloom gadgets are for crocheting with rubberbands, something I have been wanting to learn to do for a long while now. But to be perfectly honest, I am more excited about the hook accessory that came with it! A double ended hook! This will make making hook only bracelets much easier for me since I won’t have to take things off the hook to turn them around anymore.
I also got myself second Monster Tail, and some more bands. These bands were all limited edition glitter. I did get some yellow, and some more jelly turquoise and teal, but I was more excited about the glitter cause I’m just that kind of person.
In this entry, I will be telling you about my initial experience using the Loomiloom, and showing off my first project on the double ended hook!
This is what the Loomiloom packaging looks like:
I like the packaging first off because I will be able to use it to store my Loomilooms at least. I will keep my double ended hook with my other Rainbow Loom hooks for the purpose of having it handy when I’m not doing loomgurumi (crocheting with rubber bands). But still, if I wanted to, I could keep everything right in that package. It’s just nice to know the option is there.
Here is a closer look at what came in that packaging:
These are the three Loomilooms. Each one has a different number of “fins” to fit the size of the Magic Ring you need for a project. In this case, it’s 4, 5, and 6.
This is the double ended crochet hook I was talking about. It’s actually a little tinier than I thought when watching some of the tutorials on the Loomiloom. But the hook depth is nice, and so are the removable grips.
An instruction booklet also came with the package, but I do better with video tutorials so I’ll probably just use those when I can find good ones that go slow enough. Jordantine1 is really good about slowing down for us.
So. My first experience with the Loomilooms themselves was a bit frustrating. But I’m not surprised. It requires some good hand eye coordination, something I really don’t have a lot of with my disability, but I am going to keep practicing with it until I get it right. I can’t move on to actual band crocheting until I can make a magic ring! But I will say that the tool does it’s job. It is a lot easier than trying to do this magic ring on the regular hook. I just need to figure out how to adapt it to my skill ability. I will, because I did for other Rainbow Loom projects. I think in the end this will be a test in occupational therapy for me.
I did manage to make a small first project on the double ended hook though! This project may not seem like much to you guys, but it means everything to me because I was able to do it with some patience. Here it is:
It looks kinda like a four leaf clover, but if you look closer you’ll see there are five petals. It’s a flower charm. ^^
Well, that’s it for my review of the Loomiloom and my Rainbow Loom Haul. Tomorrow I am hoping to have more progress with it. And I’ll keep you updated as I progress and learn! Thanks for being here, and I’ll see you next time!