Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Iron Craft 2016 Challenge #26--Infinity Scarf

For our last challenge in 2016 and in general, I wanted to pay homage to Kat (and Susi) who had the forethought to create something spectacular called Iron Craft Challenges. I am happy to say that I have, once again, participated in all 26 challenges this year.

To pay tribute to Kat, I wanted to try and knit. Granted, I needed a project that I could complete in two weeks and I knew I wouldn't be able to properly knit something on needles (believe me, I have tried in the past). I did a quick search on You Tube for Infinity Scarf.  I found this video called Arm Knitting (this like will open another window on You Tube).

I had two skeins of orange bulky yarn that I was hoarding, so I decided to give it a try. The hardest part was keeping the tension consistent throughout the project. I did have to start over several times. I also had difficulty sewing the ends to finish the project.

I lost track of the number of rows and was too lazy to count them so I just "knitted" until I was finished. Granted, my scarf was a lot longer than anticipated but I didn't mind that because I hate feeling like I am choking when wearing a scarf. So my last Iron Craft photo will be me modeling my scarf.

Thank you Kat and Susi for a wonderful platform to share our art (and crafts). I am forever blessed to have met such a supportive group of fellow artisans and crafters. Sending you love and well wishes for  all of your future endeavors and a art/craft-filled 2017.


kat said...

How wonderful! It's funny, I find arm knitting really tricky, but it always draws people in when the Knitters' Guild has booths at events. You did a great job & I hope you wear it proudly.

Thanks so much for being part of our life and crafts for the last 6 years! We'd love to continue seeing what you craft. Please share things on our Facebook page anytime.

luluvision said...

Russ, that looks awesome!! You did a great job. I've wanted to try arm knitting!

Ros said...

Dr Russ, the coolest Iron Crafter of them all!