About Me

Market Hat modeled by Bethany smHello!  My name is Bethany Dailey.

I’ve loved crafts of all kinds for as long as I can remember.  My love of yarns and crocheting began when I was about 7 years old.  I am blessed enough to come from a family with a heritage of crafting and fibrelore.  My childhood favorite blanket that I carried around until it hung in tattered rags, was one my Great Grandmother quilted for me, and then my mother re-covered; which by the way, I still own to this day 🙂  I’ve always had the great example of “if something is worth having, then it’s worth creating yourself”. After multiple injuries to my wrists in 2003, resulting in 4 surgeries in the first half of 2004, my crafting came to a screeching halt.  I had been in the middle of crocheting a sweater for my oldest daughter, and every time I tried to pick up the hook for any length of time, I ended up very sore, to say the least.  I despaired finding something… anything…I could enjoy as a creative outlet.

I first spotted those intriguing and colorful round looms at my local craft store at the close of 2004.  I couldn’t resist taking them home to give it a try.  It was love at first loop!  And…I could knit without discomfort for good stretches at a time…I was elated!

I began teaching almost immediately, due to all the comments I kept hearing about the looms…”How on earth do you get those to work?” …”I’ve made 64 hats!  Now what?!”…”Can you knit something other than a tube?”  I took these questions as a challenge to create original projects that people would love learning, and that would contain new techniques valuable to their future knitting experiences.

I so enjoyed the fact that, like me, people of all situations and circumstances, could pick up those looms and find something to feed their creative appetites.  I’ve had students from 5 years old to 82 years young!…students with hand and wrist problems that could finally create a project worth being proud of…students on a diet who needed something to do in the evenings to keep them out of the fridge!…the list goes on…

I hope you feel at home while exploring this blog and sincerely wish that you enjoy the projects that are to be found here.  It is my goal to be a help to you in your future looming adventures, so that you too can say… “I’m Gettin’ It Pegged!”

Publications (self):

“Create over 30 fun and engaging projects for the kids in your life on your knitting looms! This book includes designs for easy wearables, stylish accessories, and unique playthings for kids of all ages. Features include easy-to-understand instructions with step-by-step illustrations, as well as size and gauge calculator charts that help you easily customize your projects for any size, yarn or loom!”

For a limited time, find special purchase book & pattern bundles and signed copies of Loom Knitting for Little People available at the link below…

Publications (participated in):

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Monthly Stitchology Column (Ongoing)

2014
September:  Herringbone Stitch and Working with Charts
October :  Puff Stitch
November: Chain Lace Stitch as a Flat Panel
December: Candy Cane Stitch

2015
January: Snowy/Starry Skies Stitch
February:  Eyelet You Have My Heart Stitch
March: Clover Columns Stitch
April: Tulip Fields Stitch
May: Popcorn Stitch
June: Waffle Stitch
July: Flag Stitch
AugustBroken Rib  2×2 Stitch
September:  Zig Zag Eyelet Rib
October: Corn Stalk Stitch
November: Raised Circles Stitch
December: Evergreen Stitch

2016
January: Triple Slip Rib
February: Kisses & Hugs
March: Irish Moss
April: Spring Bunnies
May: Bunnies on Parade
June: Mermaid Scales
July:  Lattice with Seed Stitch
August: (vacay!)
September: Barber Pole
October: 4-Stranded Basketweave
November:  Mesh Stitch
December:  Little Pines

2017

January: Large Herringbone
February:  Lacy Hearts
March:  Twisted Trellis
April: Slip Stitch Braid
May: Diagonal Cross Stitch
June: Encased Ribbing
July: Double Andalusian
August: Scallops & Shells
September: Triple Wrap Around

Home Decor Booklet~

Designed:
Faux Braid Foot Stool
Loom Knit & Edited Samples:
Pennants Afghan
Magic Stitch Afghan

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Loom Knit & Edited Sample:

Simple Cable Afghan (featured on cover)

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Bear Hat & Booties Set

Color Ridge Cowl

Color Ridge Slouch Cap

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Faux Cabled Cowl

Double Knit Beaded Snowflake Scarf

Loom Knitting Afghans cover

Loom Knit Samples:

Mitered Square Blanket

Double Knit Summer Rose Bed Blanket

Loom Knitting with the All-n-One Loom Cover

Market Hat

Chain Lace Daytimer Bag

Scoots Slippers

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Tweens Ribbed Tank Top

Pooch Parka

Felted Cat Cozy

Loom Knitting Socks

Loom Knit Samples:

Blooms for Bethany

Cabled Socks

KK Infomercial

Provo Craft Infomercial &

Provo Craft Tutorial DVD featuring 3 projects:

Ruff-les & Stripes Doggie Sweater

Beaded Butterfly Choker

Felted Wooly Pumpkins

Fall ’07: Basket Weave Placemats

Winter ’07: Frosty Friend

Spring ’08: Loomy Jewelry & Learn to Knit Cables on Looms Book Review

Fall/Winter ’09: Bonus Design: Warm Woolies

Spring/Summer ’10: Itty Bitty Bags

Winter ’12:  Stitch Smarts: Choices in Cast Ons  &  Mr. Wobbles Penguin

Spring ’12: Stitch Smarts: Bind Off Comparison & Chain Lace Cowl, Lacy Bits Mitts

Summer ’12: Stitch Smarts: The Scoop on Seaming & Beaded Bangle Wraps

Fall ’12: Stitch Smarts: Unraveling the Knit Stitch & Cabled Katrina Slouch Cap

46 Responses to About Me

  1. Cathy says:

    What a wonderful page you have here Bethany!
    Great Job!

  2. jeanine jacob says:

    looks good! its a lot of work. I like that you get free patterns! talk later J.J.

  3. Teri says:

    Hello! I have been an avid crocheter for many years. I tried knitting with needles once and didn’t like it at all. But I am very interested in at least trying loom knitting to see if I would like it any better. I think I might like it, since I enjoy making potholders with loops on a loom, though this may be a lot different. I think I may want to take a class to start out with and I see you are in Wash., but I’m not finding where in Wash. Can you give me an idea of where you are? I’m in the Port Orchard area. Thanks! Teri

  4. Sydney says:

    Hello there! I,too, have been an avid crocheter, needle knitter for more years than I care to count. About 3 years ago a friend gave me a set of knifty knitters for Christmas and that was all it took! I have graduated to the DA looms and now the Kiss Looms that I just love. I am a member of the Yahoo groups for loomers and have done most of the patterns posted except the bunny family!-:) I am also in Washington (Shelton). I am waiting for an invite to join this group.

    Have a good day
    Sydney G

  5. Crystal says:

    Hi Bethany! I didn’t realize you had wrist injuries. I love the looms for the same reason–finally able to craft something and enjoy it, pain free! Thanks for all the work you do! And BTW love Spencer the Spider–cute little guy! 😀

  6. Marcy says:

    Hi Bethany,
    I have started a new web site and there are links back to yours. You have free patterns on your site do you mind if I put them on my site for newbies with your name on them?
    Please let me know.
    An old friend and a new one.
    Marcy
    Loomaddictschatgroup@yahoo.com

  7. debbie says:

    i am a begginer and i have a few questions, are those baby booties hard to make?
    and the new book isea has put out what kind projects does she have i have her other 2

  8. Laura Chin says:

    Hi Bethany! Thank you so much for putting together such an organized and informational website. I think I’m really going to learn a lot from your site!
    Unfortunatly I did not grow up in a crafty family so I’m starting from scratch with a bit of help from my mother in law.

    I’m excited to try some of those fun projects, and thanks again!

    Laura Chin

  9. Nancy Rose says:

    Wow, Bethany! Thank you for sharing your talent with all of us loomies! I just printed out your free mitten pattern and am mustering up the courage to give it a go. Love your projects- they’re all so beautiful! Thanks again.

  10. Carol says:

    Love your site Bethany. Where are you in WA? I am west of Portland. Looking for other loomers close by to get together with.

    Carol

  11. Connie says:

    In the 3rd video of the Scrubbie – O’s video you use a needle that looks like the eye is fishing line or something lol… Where on earth did you buy it? I looked for one EVERYWHERE and noone even knows what I’m talking about!

  12. Susan says:

    What type of loom are your chunky slippers knitted on? I only have the KK looms.

  13. gettinitpegged says:

    Hello, Susan! 😉

    The Chunky Slipper Socks are made on the small blue round Knifty Knitter loom….so you should have exactly what you need. 😉

    Bethany~

  14. cammi says:

    hi,
    i just watched your tutorial for making the scrubbies (kitchen/bath biscuits) and was confused on how to make the 8 wedges. Do you just keep going from start to finish like you did in the video (doing the same steps over again 8 times?) – never removing the thread and re-winding (e-wrapping) it? Very good tutorial by the way!! I’m excited to make these for birthday gifts 🙂

  15. gettinitpegged says:

    Hi, Cammi! 🙂

    I’m very glad you enjoyed the project and the tutorials! 🙂 You are correct in your understanding of the procedure to make the Scrubby…you’ll just continue with each wedge in turn, without cutting any yarn, building the next wedge right onto the previous one…easy peasy and quick as a wink! 🙂

    I gave some of these out at Christmas gifts…they’re so useful to have around.
    Bethany~

  16. Jade says:

    Hi,

    Ive just watched your video on the scrubby-o’s. i just don’t get how you miove from one wedge to the next. I’m very new to looming.

    I’d apprecite your help.

    Thank yoy

    Jade

  17. gettinitpegged says:

    Hi Jade! No problem at all:

    For the Scrubby-O’s…when you complete one wedge, you just start over with the same exact instructions that you used for the first wedge to create the second one. Don’t cut the WY, just start building right on top of the original wedge that will still be on your loom, and use the exact same pegs as you used before. Hope that helps!

    Bethany~

  18. Hi, nice to meet you !

  19. Miss Blunt says:

    Hi Bethany,

    I love the website! I wanted to know if I could link your website to mine as an ad? I’m getting my site up and running, building my own pages and database and wanted to start putting up ads of fellow loom-knitters’ websites. Please let me know. Thanks!

  20. Ginny says:

    Many moons ago I had a round wooden “loom” just a few inches high with the inner open only 1-2 inched with 4 pegs (actually like finishing nails) on which I made a long braided type yarn chain which I then shaped into a circle. This was then sticthed with yarn to keep the concentric circles together. This made a chair pad of the size desired.

    Do any “seniors” remember this or does anyone know what I refer to? I no longer have any instructions but do have the wooden “loom”. I wanted to get my grandaughter started on chairpads but need instructions.

    Help! Anyone!

    Thanks,
    Ginny

  21. gettinitpegged says:

    Hello Ginny! 🙂

    You’ve hit on a great subject! Spool knitting has been around a very long time and is actually pretty much the same thing as loom knitting, just on a smaller scale.

    Here are a bunch of video tutorials on Youtube about how to use knitting spools: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=spool+knitting+instructions&aq=2

    Enjoy passing this fun craft along to your grandkids! Bethany~

  22. Jodi says:

    Hello,

    I have been trying to view the video for making the scrubby-O’s,
    however i am unable to view – do U happen to have video U can send me
    or another link i can try???

    Thanks in advance,
    Jodi

  23. gettinitpegged says:

    Jodi, sorry about the trouble…it probably has something to do with your internet speed or bandwidth. Technology, what a pain it can be sometimes, but oh what blessing too, lol. 😉

    Maybe if you try to go to my Youtube channel it would work better: http://www.youtube.com/user/GettinItPegged

    All my videos are listed there, so just scroll down till you find what you’re after. Hope it works better for you!

    Bethany~

  24. Jodi says:

    Hello,

    Thanks – I did find the video on you tube… I purchased the how to bead with looms – can’t wait to try it… Just wanted to be sure I understand that U will be sending me a PDF is that correct??? Looking forward to getting the supplies to get started!!!

    Jodi

  25. gettinitpegged says:

    Hi Jodi! 🙂

    Yes, you’re exactly correct…the tutorial has been delivered to your personal email…Enjoy!

    Bethany~

  26. Pat Hathaway says:

    Bethany,
    I just wanted to thank you for your cable videos. I have tried to make your mug huger before and had to give up. Thankfully, someone on KKLK yahoo group was asking about it and a member posted a link to your videos–they are GREAT! I don’t know how I missed them before but I’m sure glad I found them. You look ambidextrous! I love your hints and tips too. You are officially one of my heroes.
    Pat H.

  27. Tammy says:

    Thanks for your promptness and removing the comment. I wasn’t sure whether to include that or not. It has been a pleasure working with you.
    Enjoy your evening,
    Tammy

  28. vin banzuelo says:

    can you send me how much the loom knitting set from Martha Stewart. Where can I order?

  29. gettinitpegged says:

    Hello, Vin! 🙂

    The Martha Stewart Crafts Knit and Weave Loom is available at many online resources, as well as in major craft stores such as Michaels Crafts and Joann Fabrics & Crafts (these stores also offer regular coupons that can be used on this item). Here is a link that has several online shopping links for this loom kit and their offered prices: http://tinyurl.com/bnqegoo

    Hope this helps! 🙂

    Bethany~

  30. Terry says:

    Megan’s Tee is so cute!!! I do believe you have an artist in the family.
    How Delightful!!!!
    Terry

  31. gettinitpegged says:

    I’m so glad you like your tee, Terry! 🙂 Megan is definitely a talented girly…I see stars on her horizon, for sure! 🙂

    Bethany~

  32. CARLEE says:

    Thank God for you and for making patterns simple to understand. Im in school for massage therapy an I got to keep my hands busy. Thank you again!

  33. angelphilipp says:

    Bethany, I always love reading your blog, so I nominated you for some awards, details can be found here http://angelphilipp.wordpress.com/2013/06/05/my-blog-has-been-nominated/
    Thanks Angel

  34. Angel, that is so sweet! 😀 Thank you so much for including me in this wonderful line-up of fantastic craftiness! I will try to reciprocate when time allows. I hope you’ve been having a terrific start of the summer season…Keep the inspirations flowing!
    Bethany~

  35. Lalirra Quilan says:

    Hello,

    I want to place an international order from your store to our store in Australia.I want to know if you can ship internationally and accept credit card as a form of payment?.
    Eagerly await to read back from you and we can proceed.

    Thank you and God bless you.

    Yours.
    Mrs Quila

  36. Hello 🙂 I’m very happy to be of service to you. What exactly is it that you wish to order so that I may know how to proceed. I have also sent you a separate email so that we chat about your needs more privately. 😉 Thanks so much!

    Bethany~

  37. Don’t get involved. This woman Mrs Lalirra Quilan is a scam artist. She and her ‘courier’ Thomas Leatham from fictitious shipping company Freight Cargo Solutions & Container Services have a history of scamming people. She just tried to get £630.00 worth of stock from my online business and I have spoken via e-mail to a trader in the US who has also narrowly avoided being hit by this scam. The woman orders and pays with a credit card, gets you to use her ‘courier’ who charges around £60.00 to ship to Australia, then when you’ve paid for her ‘courier’ to ship the goods they cancel their card payment leaving you £60.00 out of pocket. They’ve been running similar scams for years. Check this link for further info on them and warn everyone! http://www.scamwarners.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=20553&start=45

  38. Oh no! This doesn’t sound good at all! Thanks for looking out for me in this matter. 🙂

  39. Altair says:

    I´M WRITTING TODAY TO WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR….I HAVE RECEIVED ALL YOUR WORK ALL YEAR AND I LOVE IT…I¨VE LEARNED LOOM KNITTING WITH YOU AND YOUR TUTORIALS ARE SO GOOD AND YOU EXPLAIN SO EASY THAT I HAVE LEARN A LOT…THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I´M FROM VENEZUELA,SOUTH AMERICA, MY NAME IS ALTAIR AND I HOPE WE WILL STILL ENJOY YOU WORK IN LOOM NEXT YEAR WITH NICE AND EASY PROJECTS…EXCUSE MY ENGLISH IS NOT VERY GOOD BUT I HOPE YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT I SAID…AGAIN THANK YOU VERY VERY MUCH

  40. Patricia says:

    I had a friend to give the Martha Stewart loom kit, I have never loomed knitted before and the book that comes with the kit doesn’t have but three patterns how do you take your patterns and use MS looms I am new to all this so have no clue how to use one. I also have found some slippers online for Knifty Knitter medium red loom how do you make them on the MS loom kit?
    thank you Pat

  41. Patricia,

    With the MS Loom Kit, the every other peg configuration is most suitable to transferring to patterns created for the Knifty Knitter looms. What determines this is what we call knitting or loom gauge. For the loom gauge, it’s measured from center of peg to center of peg. Looms that have the same (or very close to the same) measurement between pegs have the same gauge…which means that patterns can be use interchangeably between those looms. Here’s an excellent list of looms out there and what their gauges are (some of the looms are no longer in production, but you’ll get the idea):

    http://www.loomknittingcentral.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Looms-by-Manufacturer.pdf

    Here’s a wonderful tutorial on how to create a gauge swatch and apply it to what you’re knitting, to know what loom/yarn to use and how to adjust any pattern to suit your needs with the gauge *you’ve* knit:

    http://knittingboardchat.com/blog/archives/2693

    I hope this helps you on your looming journey! 🙂

  42. Kathy says:

    Love your site, but unable to view the video on the Scrubby-O’s. It says that it’s not available in my country. I saw a previous msg that they had trouble as well, and went to that link, but got the same msg. I live in the USA, is there any way to view these video’s. I am new to loom knitting, and went out and bought the loom for this, but now don’t know how to make them.
    Thanks, Kathy

  43. Thank you for the heads up, Kathy! 🙂 I went into YouTube and *think* I’ve gotten it fixed now. From what I read in trying to figure out what has been happening, it has something to do with Youtube’s new “red” service. Hopefully you’ll be able to access the videos…if not immediately, then within a day, I should think. Let me know if you still have trouble! 🙂

  44. Jackson says:

    Hello. Can someone please contact me about knitting on rectangular looms? I want to make a pair of pants and sweater. Thanks

  45. Hi Jackson 🙂

    Feel free to email me if you’d like. I am not sure exactly how I can best be of help to you without knowing more particulars about your situation. From my own experience, there are a lot of things to learn before diving into knitting a full outfit. 😉 Have you tried looking at all the information available about how to loom knit: tutorials and videos online, awesome books on how to loom knit, as well as joining helpful groups on Facebook? There are also a ton of great looming patterns available at Ravelry.com.

    There are so many resources out there that can help you learn the steps you need to take to get to your desired end result. Let me know if I can point you to anything in particular.

    Bethany~

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