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Mar152012

finger knitting

 

Last weekend was the Winter Carnival fundraiser at our school...the kids love to go and play games, maybe do some craft projects, and bump into friends. More than anything I notice how much they love being in the school during off hours. 

 

One of the craft projects at the event was finger knitting. I personally had never learned finger knitting but much to my surprise Bea was instantly hooked, and quite a natural at it too. She spent about 15 minutes at the table and left with a little necklace she had made. For those of you who are knitters, it is basically a way to make a giant I-cord without needles.

 

On Sunday morning she hounded me for more yarn because she wanted to make another chain. I found some and she set to work (without any reminders from me), whipping up a three foot long chain in no time at all. Then she asked who she could teach her new found skill...we will have to ask her teacher if she can have a table at choice time!

 

If her interest in this keeps up I will have to think of some nice way to use her work...weave it into something bigger perhaps? With all the yarn I have collected over the years it would be great to have a partner to help me put it to good use!

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Hi there!
You can make a rug with finger knitted chains. Look at this, it is really amazing! Have fun!
http://www.flaxandtwine.com/2012/02/woven-finger-knitting-hula-hoop-rug-diy.html

July 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSophie

Hi there!
You can make a rug with finger knitted chains. Look at this, it is really amazing! Have fun!
http://www.flaxandtwine.com/2012/02/woven-finger-knitting-hula-hoop-rug-diy.html

July 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSophie

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