Finger Knitting Fun event--it was fun!

Saturday was a little different. Instead of teaching traditional knitting, I presented the basics of finger knitting to an awesome bunch of kids and parents.

Thank you to Lara Neel, who contacted me about sharing Vickie Howell's new book, Finger Knitting Fun, with the knitters in Charleston. I think we made some fans here!

The participants made snakes, bracelets and necklaces out of a variety of yarns. My favorite yarn to use was, appropriately enough, Vickie Howell's Sheep(ish) yarn by Bernat. A single ply wool blend, the colors we used were bright and happy.

If you have little ones or work with little ones or just want to learn a rather addictive new skill, finger knitting is a great addition to your repertoire, and Vickie's book makes it easy with great projects and easy to follow directions.

I loved seeing all the creativity and excitement of "next I'm going to make....!". 

 Fun fur yarn made for great finger knitted bracelets.

Fun fur yarn made for great finger knitted bracelets.

 Pic-worthy projects, made in a morning.

Pic-worthy projects, made in a morning.

 Finger knitting in progress!

Finger knitting in progress!

 Not only did she make pretty jewelry, she's a pretty good model, too!

Not only did she make pretty jewelry, she's a pretty good model, too!

 Snakes! Notice the rattle and angry expression on the red one. Look out!

Snakes! Notice the rattle and angry expression on the red one. Look out!

 Fun to make, then fun to play with!

Fun to make, then fun to play with!

Thank you to all the moms (and one grandma!) who came out to learn finger knitting with the kids early on a Saturday morning. I heard that the family of snakes was played with all afternoon, so I'm calling the event a rousing a success. Who knows, I might even hold this event again, it was just that much fun.

Also a HUGE thank you to Calvary Lutheran for providing a bright, clean space for our event.