This is a 24" Kromski Harp rigid heddle loom with its accompanying floor stand. We dug into my sock yarn stash and pulled out three colors of Louet Gems Pearl for him to get started.
Pretty nifty, no? I tried a couple of passes with the shuttle and can see how this would be a fun hobby. That said, I think I'd much rather receive handwoven items than actually do the weaving myself.
Sounds like a good division of labor to me.
The arrival of the loom doesn't mean that I've stopped knitting. Quite the contrary. I've actually been knitting on all sorts of things. I just don't have any pictures to share.
My one knitting pic of the week:
We took a sock to this week's taping of Wait, Wait . . . Don't Tell Me on Thursday night (also part of the birthday celebrations). It was a lot of fun and I would highly recommend it if you're in the area.