I’ve managed to complete my first project since Bub’s arrival.

As something of an experiment, I tried finger knitting. I don’t like holding large needles over Bub’s head during feeds so this seemed ideal, requiring only a ball of wool and my own grubby mits. Essentially, finger knitting is the same as French knitting so when you’re finished you end up with one long snake of stocking stitch. I had a go at French knitting when I was little, but I could never figure out what to do with the cord once I’d made it. Inevitably, my work would end up as a tangled knot on the cupboard floor and I’d return to putting my hamster in the remote control car. Without a hamster and a mini Jeep Cherokee though, I was forced to figure out what to make with my finger knitting.

Commonly, people create these multi-stranded scarves:

finger knit scarf

 

But as always, I wanted to create something different. Feeling distinctly unimaginative though, I decided to just finger knit the finger knitting to create a scarf.

Only, I didn’t have quite a long enough snake to do a scarf so I made this collar instead:


I’m going to get a costume brooch to fasten this – I’m thinking something with turquoise in. I reckon it’d look really stylish over a plain blue long-sleeved t-shirt with grey trousers or a skirt.

As I said in a previous post, I’ve been trying crochet and thought I’d post a picture of how I’ve been getting on. I’m only using acrylic wool for this practise run but it’s nice to work with, especially on my ivory crochet hook*.

So, verdict on new crafts? I love love love finger knitting. I also love the way crocheting looks but am undecided about the act of doing it. I think it’ll get increasingly addictive the more I do though.

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* I thought it was plastic when I pilferred it from an antique sewing table of my mum’s. Closer inspection suggests ivory or bone.

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