Arm Knitting!

My mom’s birthday is in about a week and a half, so I decided to make her present this year. (Something that, admittedly, has not gone over too well in the past. But it’s the thought that counts, right? Right? RIGHT???) I wanted to make her something she’d actually like and maybe even use/wear occasionally. So I thought scarf!

Yeah, I know, that’s a weird thought, but she said she wanted one, and I am not one to disappoint.

I found this awesome thing called arm knitting, where, like, you knit using your arms, and I thought I’d share it with you.

Here’s the link to the YouTube video I used:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=070qaUxEyp4

However, I made some modifications. First of all, I only had one skein of super bulky (size 6) yarn, but luckily it was 106 yards long. So, I unraveled the entire thing, matched the ends up (essentially folding it in half), rewound it into a ball, and started my knitting that way. The scarf took twenty minutes, cost about $3, and used up exactly one skein of yarn. It was awesome.

Then, we had some snow here (shutting down the entire state, since we’re woefully unprepared for winter weather), and my mom was complaining about her scarf, so I just had to give her her birthday present two weeks early! It was surprisingly warm, and she loves it! One of her coworkers wants one, now, so I’m making a trip to Walmart for some more yarn. 🙂

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