I was so excited when I came across every easy to follow video on how to finger knit. I remember doing something similar to this as a kid, but we used a spool instead of our fingers. The short trip to the cabin was the perfect time to teach the kids this simple skill. Plus I love that all that is needed for this project is a some yarn. No mess, no crazy supplies to remember, just a bit of yarn. If you have been reading my blog for a while, you will know that I LOVE the captive audience of my kids all buckled in. Crafts, games and projects are already staples for family road trip activities, but I am super excited that we have added knitting to our growing list!
Finger knitting is SO simple, that the kids picked it up right away. Since it is very repetitive, the kids enjoyed knitting while listening to a story, watching TV, talking with friends, and sitting in the car. This is a great project for kids to settle down with and it is wonderful for dexterity. Also I love that it is really portable and all you need is a little yarn.
I love that the kids are fresh out of the shower, all snuggled by the fire knitting:) Before the weekend was over, we had piles of wonderful strands of finger knitting. Since it is so quick and easy, make sure to have LOTS of yarn on hand. Knowing that now the kids are hooked and the pile is only just going to keep growing, I HAD to figure out what we were going to do with it all.
The first project that we created with the pile of knitting was a jump rope. The girls were really excited to see how it worked. Since the yarn is lighter than a regular jump rope, we added a few strips of masking tape wrapped around the center to give it some weight. It might not be the best jump rope, but the kids loved it. Since it was created from yarn, it was perfect for indoor use. Who doesn’t love a little rainy day, indoor jump rope play;)
We created so many cute things from the kids knitting that I can’t wait to share with you. Although, it will have to wait for another post:) Happy knitting!