Four or five weeks ago, I was reading a blog post written by a woman who tats and knits. On this day, she was talking about doing kumihimo--a Japanese braiding technique. My interest was piqued, so I googled, watched a few videos, and got all excited--as you do. I knew I could make my own kumihimo-style loom out of cardboard to do some basic braids, but decided to look for a foam loom that would give me more flexibility. I knew I could get them from various online shops, but I went to ebay and found two for a euro with free shipping, so Bill ordered those. They arrived yesterday and last night I tried one out, making a basic two-colour spiral braid.
this one, which also shows examples at the end of some of the results the woman got from different kinds of yarn and thread. I also like the Prumihimo channel.
This is what my loom looks like:
I hope there's some fun stuff in your day as well!