We are constantly looking for ways to get my HSC’s ‘bucket’ empty and during the last school holidays we discovered that finger knitting hits the spot.
For some reason I decided to try my hand at knitting (with needles) a few weeks ago and have managed to make scarves for my sons’ cuddly toys so far to practice. I’ve also found it to be calming – a way to switch off my mind! It’s because of this that I stumbled upon finger knitting.
It’s a great activity fro children with the added bonus that it stops a racing mind and creates focus and concentration. All you need is some wool and a pair of scissors – oh and of course your fingers – and you’re away.
My eldest has made himself a red and black striped scarf with a little help from me stitching it all together. He’s got so in to it that he does it in school too – and is helping his classmates learn how to do it.
You Tube is full of helpful videos on finger knitting but we particularly liked this one by Good Knit Kisses.
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