Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Knitting on Your Arm…Say What??!

Still searching for that unique gift for Aunt Sally or that gift exchange at work? Or maybe you’re looking for the perfect accessory for an outfit. Why not try knitting up a scarf!

A while back I was asked to review and blog about this new book, Arm Knitting by Mary Beth Temple. It was back at the beginning of summer and quite frankly I couldn’t bring myself to think about messing with yarn in warm temps!

Now that the weather has turned cooler, and the thoughts of cozy clothing and layering is here, it’s the perfect time to share this!

I asked some family members to help out and knit some samples too!

No joking…some of these projects will take you about 30 minutes to complete! Don’t worry if you’ve never knitted a stitch in your life!

The book is complete with step by step pictures from start to finish for each of the 15 projects!

You actually use your arms to knit these projects! No worries though if you can’t finish it and need to start dinner!! Just slip your work onto a broom handle, yardstick or something comparable…then just come back, slip it back on your arms and pick up where you left off!

This is the Button-Up Cowl with several types of yarn. It was lightly snowing on this picture day, even caught some of the flakes!

The book gives you yarn suggestions, but you can also play around with weights for different looks.

You can see how the Angora changed the look of scarf.

This is the Simple Infinity Scarf

You always have your arms with you,
so you can do this anywhere!

Look in your local department store or craft store for the book. *And a tip on yarn… I found a treasure trove of yarn at a local thrift store yesterday!

I can’t wait to hear what Aunt Sally says about her homemade, ‘arm’ knitted scarf!!

While you’re at it…. make yourself one or two also!!

I hope I’ve inspired you to try something different!

Enjoy!

Have fun!

Thanks for stopping by!

Dawn

1 comments :

Dawn Barrett said...

Looks great! Amber sent me over to check this out!!