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08 May 2017
You Made It! I Love It!: Arm Knitting

Sometimes in the crafting world, something comes along that is so crazy you honestly have to stop and say, “wait, is this a Google April Fools gone viral?"  Evidently...this is real.

I’m talking about arm knitting.

Through the course of my 25 years in the business, I’ve seen lots of kids finger knitting. Countless kids have tried to teach me, but for some reason I’ve never quite been able to grasp the concept. That is why I researched, and shared, a tp tube loom that does the same thing.

With the creation of oversized, chunky yarn has come a new trend: arm knitting.  Go to amazon and you will find dozens of the oversized, overly thick skeins of yarn on steroids.  Something akin to what Roald Dahl’s BFG might use.

Being that I’m pretty hopeless with anything long and tangly, I turn to the good folks over at Country Living to fill the void and share the trend.  Country Living shares 7 of the best arm knitting tutorials they have found. Although I admit I’m not really ready to jump into the fray, I do find it intriguing and definitely worth sharing.

With the proliferation of YouTube, Pinterest, Snapchat, and other social media, new crafting item seems to be coming quicker and quicker.  What’s truly mind boggling is people seem to be able to fill that void at an ever increasing rate.  I mean, who would even think about creating oversized yarn?  We live in very interesting times my friends…

I suppose this phrase has been uttered since man discovered fire, however, now more than ever it seems if you can imagine it, you can make it...and even more amazing...you can share it, and find an audience for it.  

I’m not sure what’s next...but I promise, I’ll keep my eyes open, and when I see it, I’ll share it.  Even if I don’t quite understand it.