About 10 years ago, I learned a very basic form of knitting
using needles and a skein of yarn. I made about 2,000 scarves and
then lost touch with the practice. Recently, a friend started
sharing more about her crocheted and knit pieces and it sparked my
While scrolling through my Facebook feed, I found a post on
arm knitting. Using your arms and wrists as the needles, you
could create some lovely pieces like cowls, scarves, even blankets
in the time it takes you to watch a television program. I was a bit
skeptical so I decided to test this out. (A while back the trend
I chose some bulky yarn from Michaels in three different colors
to create the bulky soft look that the picture promised. I opened a
movie on Netflix and set to work creating. After pulling out a few
mis-threads, I opted to keep going and eventually created a
beautiful infinity scarf (albeit extremely long since I seemed to
get very carried away!) The length ended up being positive though
considering the fact that Snowmaggedon, the Snowpocalypse and hell
froze over in the days that followed.
After becoming entranced at how quickly I could create something
personal and beautiful, I developed a weekend obsession and set to
work creating a few more pieces for myself and others as I tested
out different lengths, varying the number of strands and worked on
tightening the knits and loops. The process is pretty simple and to
video by Vickie Howell is extremely helpful for beginners. Once
you start, I promise you won't stop.
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