Saturday, March 8, 2014

Arm Knitting Fun!

My table set-up

This is a student from the FREE library class I teach. She's also been to a class at Michaels.  I truly appreciate her support and friendship!

AAHC members and now arm knitters!

My daughter flew in from Dallas to support me and even helped teach others, after she learned herself.  
Just some of the scarves that were made!

Who knew Arm Knitting could be so much fun?!  I've heard others complain that it's not "real knitting" or it's for "lazy people" and even that it's a waste of time. But I see it as a way to introduce people to creating something, and in a short amount of time. If they decide to learn other techniques or even other crafts, then great!

Last night I had the opportunity to teach arm knitting at an event sponsored by the African American History Committee (AAHC) of the Indianapolis Public Library.  As part of their Meet the Artists XXVI (of which I am one of the featured artists) they hosted a First Friday Meet & Greet.  The artists were asked to demonstrate their skill.  I chose to teach people how to Arm Knit.  I provided the yarn and taught for FREE.  
It was soooo much fun!  Yes, many of us were tangled up in our yarn, yes, some were frustrated at first, but we all laughed, had a good time and everyone who tried it walked away with an infinity scarf that they made themselves!  During this 3 hour event, 10 scarves were made!  We were watched and photographed by many.  Questions were asked, my business cards were also popular, so who knows what future opportunities may open up.  
The best part, is some who were very hesitant at first, ended up helping others!  That's one of the things that I love about teaching anything, that I'm able to instill confidence in the person who is learning.  When the student becomes the teacher, I've done my job well! 


  1. Love the fun atmosphere you had. Excellent looking group,

    1. Thanks Wendy, it was a lot of fun and prepared me for the event at Michaels!