Hello, all! 😀 I know it’s been quite a while since I’ve updated here at the blog, and I do have some things I’d like to share soon… the first being this adorable version of Shelby the Shelf Elf, worked up by Karen Jarkovics!
I met Karen through the Gettin’ it Pegged! Facebook Page. She didn’t have the looms available in Australia that were used in making the original Shelby, so she adapted the pattern to be made using a classic 24 peg loom, and a 12 peg flower loom. Didn’t her Shelby turn out so sweet? I just love how creativity can be used to make the same design look so different, with its own personality, don’t you? See the photos below for the process she used to adapt the original design to suit the looms available to her (click on the thumbnails to enter a larger slideshow):
The moral of the story? Don’t be afraid to make a design your own by free-stylin’ a bit! It won’t hurt to deviate from the pattern a smidge, if it results in your particular vision of the project. Or, if you don’t have a specific vision in mind…don’t be afraid to play around a little and see where it takes you. If it turns out something doesn’t meet your approval, feel free to rip it out to that spot and try again. After all…it’s only yarn! 😉
If you have created a Shelby the Shelf Elf of your own, or you intend to, make sure to link yours to the project page in Ravelry so everyone can see all the elf creations in one place…let’s share inspiration with one another. Happy Looming to you all!