Thursday, February 5, 2015

12 Months of Homesteading: Working With Yarn




     It's February, and this month we will be focusing on being creative with yarn! My daughters long ago developed a fondness to yarn. They all have different preferences as to which techniques they prefer, but they enjoy their creations just the same.


     There are so many different things that you can create using yarn. As urban homesteaders, we have learned to make many household items, such as dishcloths, Swiffer mop covers, pot holders, and coasters. But children don't just want to learn a skill for it's practicality, they want to learn things that they feel they can enjoy and have fun with as well. Things to wear are always a hit with children.

    
     If you have never picked up a piece of yarn, it is not to late. Working with yarn can be one of the most peaceful past time projects you could ever learn. Join us this month as we explore the various techniques of arm knitting and crocheting.  Arm knitting, loom knitting, knitting, and crocheting. We will learn the various tools used and even learn some advanced techniques. Our first project will be a loom knitting project, so here is a list of supplies you will need for this month, and a quick video intro to loom knitting.

 

Supplies:
  • yarn
  • crochet hooks
  • knitting looms
  • knitting needles
 How to use a knitting loom:









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