Arm Knitting

My sister-in-law might be a trouble maker! She started making jewelry... I started making jewelry. She started knitting, and when she showed me the scarf she made and how easy it was, I had to try it! I watched my niece, Hannah, arm knit a scarf for me in about 20 minutes!! I HAD TO TRY IT!

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Thank goodness for YouTube. I found lots of great videos showing how to arm knit. It's quite easy, the hardest part is casting on. (I'm learning the lingo!) The best instruction I found was from a local lady, Jennifer at Craft Sanity http://craftsanity.com/2013/12/craftsanitys-arm-knitting-video-tutorial/

One YouTube video showed a lady with a bulky yarn and I found this magenta color at our local variety store.

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It's quite warm and I gave it to my sister, as I am starting to accumulate a scarf collection already! Have I mentioned that I love scarves??

My naughty sister-in-law also had a loom set for knitting. Well, I had to try that too! I'm working on a scarf and will join the ends to make it a cowl, but I ran out of yarn. Since it's the holidays, the stores here in our small town are not re-stocked yet, and even if they are, they are so busy right now that I am avoiding them. But loom knitting is painful! The first day after I tried it, my fingertips were swollen and I thought for sure that I'd have a blister on my thumb. 

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It's always good to learn new things, new hobbies to keep us busy. After this busy holiday season, knitting was a welcome change. 

I'd love to know, have you tried arm-knitting?? or loom-knitting?? Let me know in the comments below!