Last Wednesday (week ago) I got my Cricket Loom. I decided on the 15" loom so I could have the opportunity to make place mats and table runners. Of course, like everyone else I started with scarves. I, also, got the stand. It made it easier for me, but it's certainly not necessary.
|Getting started - the bright orange is a leader!|
|Moving right along!|
|Finished weaving, but still needs to be trimmed and washed!|
|Second piece started and the gorgeous yarn!|
|Loom on stand from front.|
|Loom on stand from the back.|
|Almost done - love the self striping of this yarn|
|Complete with fringe all tied. Look at those stripes!|
So far, I forgot to swirl the cinnamon sugar mixture that was layered 1/2 way in and on top. I pulled them (2 loaf pans) out and broke through the wonderful crust and swirled! The sugar mixture was just sitting on top - I had to do something! ;) Amazingly they raised right back up with a beautiful top, but now the baking time!. Recipe said 45-50 minutes and we're on 60+ minutes and they're still not done. But they smell wonderful and look great. I, also, added a splash of vanilla to one pan and used parchment paper rather than greasing the pans. I need new pans and thought this might help. If I like the finished product, I will buy new pans.
The bread is out and cooled and out of the pans. The parchment paper worked beautifully - no pans to clean and browned to perfection. The bread is fab and would be a great breakfast/brunch bread or, for me, any time bread! The only change I would make is to swirl it with a knife the way the directions said! hahaha I do like the vanilla, but haven't tasted the other one to know whether it's important or not. I think vanilla helps almost everything, so I would probably include it.
This has been a crazy busy week with new fencing installed around the boys (alpaca) area and so I haven't created much - hope to warp the loom later today!
Until next time - happy creating!