A recent excursion to a local pioneer village (along with about forty 3rd graders) taught me how much I don't know about keeping house. While the lessons in churning butter and grinding corn might not come in handy this summer, a few of the tasks were real eye openers. Case in point: Finger knitting.
As an avid crocheter, I have yet to cross hooks with needles. Yet, the finger knitting method was easy to learn, and so useful that I can't believe I wasn't taught to do it as a child (sorry mom). It requires no needles- just a handful of fingers and some yarn. Here are a few ways to wear the stormy gray skinny scarf I finger knitted in about five minutes:
These quick tubes can also be fashioned into belts, wristbands, headbands and purse straps. It took me longer to put together a finger knitting tutorial than it did to make this scarf! It is worth trying at least once, and will become a useful skill to employ for years to come. Have you ever finger knitted?