As the title of the post suggests, this is the second installment of the Pintester Movement For the people that do not know, its a event done up by the Pintester, Sonja Foust. Where we take our chances with the weird Pinterest pins that seem a little far fetch and see what happens. Which is what Sonja does on her blog all the time and it's fantastic.
Last time, I sorta proved that you can transfer weird monster designs on to a mug and porcelain pen it over, and voila, a sharpie mug that actually lasts.
This time I shall be trying arm knitting, which sounds a little weird. It claims that you can do a scarf in half an hour. I saw the pin floating around pinterest, but I paid it not mind. The Pintester herself tried it a few months back. But it didn't work, but I think it was mostly due to the fact she didn't know how to knit before trying the pin.
So here me trying Arm Knitting.... Wooopyy
I found some yarn in my stash that would be suitable for the job, then I sat down on my floor. Looking at my yarn I was sorta rethinking this whole thing, it's 30 something degrees out (Celsius, or it would have been really inappropriate to be wearing shorts and a t-shirt), and working with super warm yarn and I didn't want sweaty arms. But I was determined to try this thing.
|Pile of yarn?|
|Why you tighten your slip knots (heehee)|
I got the slip knot done and on my arm, I watched the video that lady posted on her site on how to cast on, I didn't like it, so I just sorta fumbled and tried to cast on the way I would if I had needles but it was a little weird, defiantly needing getting use to. But I got it eventually.
The actually knitting part, wasn't as bad as I expected, you just bring the yarn thought the loop you made and stick it on the other arm. Makes totally sense, right?
I was able to survive past the first row without to much of a fuss. Which I was supper happy about, I didn't lose a stitch, with was my biggest worry I had, because everything is kinda loose (that's what she said), and you kinda get lost (she said that too).
So I just tried to awkwardly keep knitting, it was really hard to keep the tensions even when you where doing it, making the knitting really uneven. I was doing this I kept think, man this would be a great fishing net. Not sure where that idea came from, since the last time I pretended to try fishing I was 8. But I rolled with it.
|Me trying out the "scarf"|
After I was done I didn't really know what to do with this awkward pile of knotted yarn I had, so naturally I just threw it on all my pets.
Tell me who wore it better, cat or dog.
So technically this pin works, you do get a thing that is long enough to be claimed as a scarf. But its sorta weird looking, and I personally with never wear it. But tell me what you guys think down below.
So don't forget to check out the original pin here: http://www.simplymaggie.com/arm-knitting-how-to-updated
Check out Sonja's version here: http://pintester.com/2013/04/arm-knitting/
And check out the rest of the Pintester Movement stuff: http://pintester.com/