You might have seen in my about section that I mention my billion and one crafting attempts to become a billionaire. I decided it might be quite fun to make a series of blog posts about it. 521 craft attempts may sound a little excessive and don’t get me wrong is probably a huge exaggeration. However if I think that I’ve been trying new things to make and draw that will set me on the path of millionaireism since i was at least 8 or 9 it probably comes quite close. So from now on we’re starting at 521*.
#521 – Arm Knitting
I think by now this craze has already been and gone. I know for a fact it has already gone with me. Now I’m sure some of you are wondering what on earth arm knitting is and you have every right to, so I will start with an explanation.
Arm knitting is exactly what it sounds like: you knit with your arms. The only difference between knitting and arm knitting is that you don’t need any equipment, just some arms and some wool – easy!
What really excited me about arm knitting is how quick it was. You might have gathered that my lack of continuation of a craft is mainly down to having very little patience. Well that was the great thing. I was told I could knit a whole scarf or a blanket in under an hour! How brilliant is that?!?
They didn’t lie! Naturally the first go or two took slightly longer as I was trying to read the tutorials as I went. But before long I was arm knitting away to my hearts content. I even took it on the train! Much to my fellow passengers dismay and fascination I knitted a whole scarf in no time at all. It was brilliant. And I quite liked that I could show people something entirely new! It started many conversations.
It’s sounding all rather successful so far, isn’t it? I think give or take a few days as I was at work I probably stuck this one out for about 3 days? Don’t ask me why. I was right in the middle of .along my first blanket when it was time to watch Dr Who and eat dinner. Consequently the wool was removed from my arm transfered onto a kitchen roll tube never to be touched again, if only to be moved from sofa to the Craft Table of Doom aka my desk.
And that was the end of that. Perhaps I might pick it up again at some point perhaps not. We will see. It was fun while it lasted.
I do however strongly reccomend you give it a try. Even if you’ve had no luck with knitting in the past it is great fun and very quick once you get the hang of it.
I suppose then now it is onwards and upwards to the next caftventure.
Possibly coming up are:
Lino Printing and Rag Rugging.
Any crafting suggestions are always welcome! I love to try things.
*Yes 521 was the first random number that came to my head and I’m sticking with it.
**The images are not my own and link to the original image URL.