So thanks to the frugalcrafter Lindsay I discovered the joys of knitting and loom knitting. That's a general link to her blog. I was ill with one of those coughs that keep you up all night so I put my earbuds in and watched and listened to Lindsay. She was my Lemonade when I was handed lemons.
These are all loom hats and a 6ft scarf. I have since completed a blue, yellow and white hat and scarf and a red and white scarf.
Also I' ve made 2 ruffle scarfs for my MIL which I forgot to photograph.
The red and white hat needs to be reworked on a smaller loom...but that's the learning curve!
Here is the direct link to the knitting tutorial. I can't stress enough how helpful I found it. I have been trying to learn to knit for years... now on to crochet!