Resurrecting Our Poof & a Flax and Twine Giveaway!
Y'all remember when I knit my living room a poof a few years ago?
Well, it went from looking all perky like this....
Anne of Flax and Twine, and watched her arm knit the whole time we hung out... I knew I had to try it, and when her book, Knitting without Needles, released this fall I quickly made sure to get a copy. (As an aside, I think Anne drank less than I did that weekend as her arms were too full of yarn to drink her Martini!)
one of these Loopy Mango skeins, but my budget said NO!, so I found Brown Sheep Burly Spun at my LYS and got myself 4 skeins... I soon discovered that I arm knit just like I normally knit (loose) and ended up having to hold the yarn with 8 strands together, which meant I needed to go back and buy 2 more skeins. I also decided to cover the "old" poof with a piece of muslin so the green didn't show through, and I added a little extra stuffing while I was at it to firm it up even more! Anne also has kits in her shop which makes things easy if you want to make one too!
Arm knitting is a blast, have you tried it? Anne has a tutorial on her blog to get you started... but if you are intrigued, or you know someone who might enjoy checking it out... her book is a great holiday gift!
Time for a giveaway...
Arm Knit Pom Pom Hat from her book AND an exclusive video that shows you every step of its making for this week's giveaway! How sweet is that? I'm sorry if you thought this post was going to be me giving away a poof... but I'm keeping this one, it is way too heavy to ship!!
Have you ever knit with something besides your knitting needles? Do tell! Just leave a comment below by 12pm (EST) on Nov 17th.
I will randomly choose a winner and announce them in next week's Friday giveaway post!
Last week's winner...
Congrats to .... Danielle Baines! Get in touch so I can get you your bundle of Craftsy classes! You lucky winner!
And now I want to arm knit some pillows...... oh my, this might be the start of something cray cray...