Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes...

Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes....

Well, in all honesty, we are skipping the knees here, but I'll cover heads, shoulders and toes in this post! Let's take it from the top, shall we, with a darling baby hat in Pipsqueak yarn:

And, since there was a baby head covered, shouldn't we also cover those sweet toes? Of course we should!

And then I lost my head...I fell down the rabbit hole that is ARM KNITTING (cue the falling music, Wonderland-like) with some bulky yarns I've been stashing for awhile. It's a scarf, and I think I like it. 

A few weeks ago, my friend Connie brought some arm knitting to Thursday night, and she gave it a go. It was not her thing, and I remained at the other end of the table, resisting as well as I was able. I did just fine for a few weeks. Then, on a whim, I went to the basement to do some stash wrangling, and I ran across that box of bulky yarn. The next thing I knew, Whoops! I was making a scarf!

And, just like they say in all the You Tube videos, it took about half an hour, and it was (dare I say it?) kinda! I'm not sure I really love the finished looks good, but the stitches are really large (arm-sized, in fact), so I am constantly worried I'll catch them on something, and I don't like the place where I joined the two ends together because it is very bulky there. But, I think I have the solution for that last problem...provisional cast on and grafting together like a sock toe. I know. I knoooowww. I said it was a rabbit hole, and I still have a substantial box of bulky's only a matter of time, isn't it? lol! And, with yarns this bulky, my neck and shoulders will NEVER be cold again! :)

Have you ever tried arm knitting? "If you never did, you should. [Arm knitting] is fun, and fun is good." (Loosely translated, Dr. Seuss, One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.) And that's all I have to say about that. 

Thanks for stopping by, and Knit in Good Health!

1 comment:

  1. I'd never heard of it. Huh. Curious! If I still had any fun fur it would be perfect for that--but I bought some years ago from a vendor who sold it on cones with rubber bands wrapped around them to keep them in place--and the rubber disintegrated over time and melted into the yarn and completely trashed it. If you have any rubber bands touching any yarn anywhere, go rescue your yarn, quick!