K is for (arm) Knitting


I just got a new book, or should I say blook (not only because it has the letter

k, but because I just learned this word–a book based on content from a blogIMG_0922

Which came from the blog Flax and Twine.  I was excited to give it a try.  I learned to finger knit way back when I was in a parent-child class at the Chicago Waldorf School with my daughter, Gabi.  She was three at the time (she’s twenty-one now).  I also learned to knit in this class.  Since then, I’ve taught knitting, both the finger kind and the needle kind, in my parent child classes.  I’m not a great knitter, but I know the basics.  Anyhow, this just looked like too much fun.  And I had some pencil roving I bought on e-bay a long time ago that needed a project.

This is only part of it–I need a few more projects!

And I decided to start with something easy, so I made this cowl:

It only took about an hour to make, even with helpIMG_0915

although winding the roving into balls took almost that long, too.

This is after I cast on (sorry it’s so dark)

I didn’t take any other photos while I was working on it because, well because I was rather tied up (ha-ha).

It was fun and fast!  I’ll definitely do it again.  I have some yarn I spun that I might try this with.  If I do, I’ll post an update with photos.  If you want to try it, here are some arm knitting tutorials.

Don’t forget to check out the A to Z blogging challenge.  I’ve found lots of interesting new blogs from the hopping part of it.

As always, thanks for stopping by!


I am a writer, handworker, artist and teacher (a WHAT!), and a mom of two beautiful daughters who are amazingly 17 and 21. I am working on getting my first book, a fantasy novel for young people, published and am busy spinning on my new spinning wheel. I have been a Waldorf early childhood teacher for 10 years now, and before that, I was a lawyer. Teaching is much more fun.

8 thoughts on “K is for (arm) Knitting

  1. I’ve never tried any kind of knitting. I tried crochet a long time ago, but I only learned how to do a single strand, lol. Arm knitting looks like something fun I could try in the future. BTW, thanks for commenting on my blog. 🙂

    • It is pretty easy–finger knitting is even easier and there’s lots of great tutorials on-line if you don’t have someone around who can show you. On, and you’re welcome for the comment–thank you, as well.

  2. I love knitting and haven’t done any for AGES – actually, about 23 years! I do long to do things creative with my hands, but all my creativity goes on writing nowadays. I did think… and really should I say this? But it looks like you’ve a sense of humour – I did think when I saw you in your new scarf – did you knit your hair as well? Because it is so wonderfully patterned! Gosh, how rude *covers face*. Do forgive me. Ahem.

    • That’s very funny–about the hair. The post I’ll be doing this evening will be more on that theme! The nice thing about knitting – and other handwork , too, is that if you do decide to take it up again, it will probably come back quickly. Muscle memory is a wonderful thing. Thanks for your comment.

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