She tried to teach me how to knit, probably several times. Unfortunately, it was a skill that I never really acquired. Somehow about halfway through a simple square I find my tension is always so tight that I have to pry the wool off of the needle and each row seems to end up with a different number of stitches, even when they aren't supposed to!
While I lived in Japan though I found the perfect solution...spool knitting! You could get all kinds of shapes and sizes of spool knitters there. These weren't your ordinary spool knitters. You can make sweaters with these things if you want! I tend to stick to scarf projects though because they're quick and easy, but the possibilities are still endless.
This tutorial will be in two parts. This week I'll show you how to make your own spool knitter and then next week I'll show you how to use it to make some last minute Christmas gifts (or something for yourself~).
Here are the supplies you will need:
|Any plastic container will do (but cleaning out an ice-cream pail is half the fun~)|
Also, you don't need all of these blades, I just wasn't sure which one would work best.
|It looks a bit messy, but that's OK, it still works.|
If you've already eaten all of your ice cream or are using some other type of container, try making some different sizes and space your sections differently.
Make sure to come back next Friday because that's when I'll show you how to thread your knitter and how to make a simple but beautiful scarf at lightning speed. See you then!
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I'll be posting this project at the linky parties throughout the week, including Todays Creative Blog.
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Have a great week, make sure to leave a comment if you have any questions.