I always tried to knit the traditional way, but with two kids jamming around, I was always concerned with the whole "poking an eye out" thing. There is also one child in this house that likes to unravel projects. Sigh. Last week, I bought a circle loom and am totally hooked. Now I am fighting for the loom with my 5 yo daughter. She loves to do it too. Off to the craft store to get more yarn and looms. I can just see it now...all my hens running around the yard with hand loomed hats and matching scarves.