‘Tis the season of DIY projects for me right now. I don’t know, I guess of late I’ve been feeling like I’ve needed some diversion that doesn’t involve little toddler boys. Something to do with my hands that’s not diaper-changing or cooking or folding laundry or loading the dishwasher. Something more creative, I suppose.
So I’ve been trying to work my way through the DIY Pinterest board I created for myself. I saw this video posted on Facebook a while ago on arm-knitting and I thought, “How cool! I can totally do that!” You don’t need any knitting needles, just some yarn and your two arms.
So this past Monday night I put the boys to bed early and set to work. It took me more like two hours instead of 30 minutes, but that’s because I spent a lot of time pausing and rewinding the video. Once I got the hang of it, it went pretty fast and was not difficult at all.
My scarf came out a little too long and bulky. I had to wrap it around three times and it kind of felt like I had a python around my neck. Next time I think I’ll use one skein of yarn instead of two. Here’s a picture of my lovely friend Jing modeling the scarf. It looked much better on her, and since she’ll be moving to New York soon, she’ll probably have more need for a python infinity scarf anyway.