i may have gone a little overboard with the arm knitting
if you have followed my blog for any amount of time you may remember that i am a bit inept in the yarn arts unless it involves wrapping it around something...i've taken crochet classes, knitting classes and had one-on-one sessions with utter and absolute failure.
i am a crafter that cannot knit. hipster i will never be. until now.
a friend serendipitously spied a free arm knitting class at one of our local libraries and signed us up (we dragged mr. a-go-go along). we arrived to an after-hours library with a table full of pre-wrapped yarn balls, a dozen or so gals over 60 and us. mr. a-go-go was the only fella in sight.
it took me longer than the rest of the group to figure out what was going on but the mister was really good at helping me out in a way i could learn. i think all my talk of multiple intelligences got through to him. anyhow, the first scarf i made was a bit of a disaster but i caught the bug and have since gone a little bit yarn crazy (even converting a person or two).
i made a couple scarves as gifts but am a little full up of extras for myself so in the spirit of the new year i would like to offer up one happily woven-up arm knitted scarf to the first reader who actually read through all this blog blather to know i'm giving away something and that they would actually want it (it will be a surprise color and not one pictured here). leave a comment and email me your address and i'll send one your way. for reals! happy new year!
**for those who ask, my lipstick is Burt's Bees Lip Crayon in Redwood Forest.