Can We Say Obsessed!

So I went to grab coffee with my dear friends Nester and Caroline a couple weeks ago.  Caroline surprised Nester and I with a gift.  First of all if you want to talk my love language, it is gifts!  I let everyone know well in advanced when my birthday is (February 17th) and secretly LOVEEEE to get presents for Christmas even though I tell my love ones that we are trying to simplify and I don’t need anything!  Any who I pulled this beauty out of the bag and almost had a heart attack!
Surely it had taken her days, months, years to make this beautiful knit wrap around necklace/scarf!?!?  She must have stopped cooking and cleaning and taking care of her family in order to finish this amazing gift!?!?  Right!?!?!  I start firing questions at her, how did you make it, how long did it take, who taught you……. 
She took a deep breathe and told me a little story about Finger Knitting.
This piece took her 1 hour!  Yes, you read that right, 1 hour.

 I literally went straight home and learned how to finger knit.  It was soooooooo easy!!! I had this one complete before it was time to get the kids off the bus!  I even taught my 9 year old daughter how to do it and she hasn’t been able to stop either.  She is making lots of necklaces and headbands for her friends at school.  Such a fun activity to do while spending hours in the car over the holidays!


I am having so much fun trying different colors and different types of yarn.



This one is sooooooo cozy!


I used a skein of yarn to make enough garland for the length of my staircase.  Total time 1.5 hours!



I have been wearing these shorter ones as necklaces or even in my hair as headbands.  They don’t hurt or give you a headache!  These shorter ones only take about 10 minutes!
and you can add your favorite accessory!

Thank you Caroline for sharing!  I love it!!!  Guess what everyone is getting for Christmas!!! 
To learn how to finger knit go to Gussy Sews.
Have Fun!

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11 Responses to Can We Say Obsessed!

  1. Greta November 30, 2011 at 12:02 pm #

    Goodness talk about taking an idea and running with it… so much talent. You ladies kill me :)

  2. Meg November 30, 2011 at 12:10 pm #

    In the past, I have been unsuccessful with knitting, but this might be worth checking out. Also, I may borrow your stocking hanging idea. That would eliminate the need for the heavy stocking holders that I think of as potential kid-killers!

  3. caroline November 30, 2011 at 12:44 pm #

    oh my goodness! i LOVE all the ones that you have made, especially the thick gray ones!

  4. tracy November 30, 2011 at 1:54 pm #

    I WANT TO DO THIS!

  5. DiddleDaddleDesigns December 9, 2011 at 12:35 pm #

    This is a must do. Thanks for sharing. Your's are beautiful.
    Teresa

  6. Gloria Parker Anderson December 9, 2011 at 11:17 pm #

    I was introduced to finger knitting when my older brother was in fourth grade. His teacher taught his class, my class, my younger sister's class and my little brother's class how to finger knit. We know when certain photos were taken because we can tell who was in the fourth grade at the time… they were finger knitting. :)
    However, none of us ever found a good use for our wonderful (and LONG) creations… Until now that is. Thanks for inspiring me to finger knit once more :)

  7. Leyton December 13, 2011 at 1:57 am #

    I have become obsessed with this as well! Thanks for making it seem so easy:-)
    I've made about 15 for friends for Christmas and I made one for garland around our 9 foot Christmas tree. I've done some with multiple pieces of yarn..
    Any other tips for how to mix it up?

  8. Dana @ Cooking At Cafe D March 7, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

    Found you via Nester. I just love the different looks and styles. Fab. pinning!

  9. mandi March 9, 2012 at 1:00 am #

    I'm over from the Nester too! Love what you've done here! Oh, and here's something strange- I have that same vintage sheet that the top you have modeling your necklaces is made out of. I made a skirt out of mine. How crazy is that?

  10. Dana @ Cooking At Cafe D March 9, 2012 at 5:16 pm #

    Visiting from the Nester.
    Your dark grey one made me try it myself.

    Now, I can't stop!
    I finished my 2nd one already.

    Here's a really long multi-colored one – my first. Love it!

    http://www.cookingatcafed.com/2012/03/help-i-cant-stop-finger-knitting.html

    ~ Dana

  11. Katrine March 20, 2012 at 6:47 pm #

    Oh my goodness! I love these! I can see why you're obsessed :D I love it when things go this fast.. and turn out this fab-u-lous! <3 I'm your newest follower and I can't wait to come back and read more :D

    Great to meet you :)

    Your newest friend,
    Katrine <3

    thegentleflower.blogspot.com

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