Sunday, January 18, 2009

Boa-ing Fun on the Fingers

Mini~Dee's glamour-makeover party was a success; everyone had a great time -- and everyone loved the boas -- and loved them even more so when they learned each boa was handmade by Mini~Dee and Dee Jr. (they even ensured every boa was unique in color, all 18 of them!).

And it seems, on this snowy day here in Connecticut, that Mini~Dee and Dee Jr. are still having fun making boas! And why shouldn't they? The boas are quick to make, fun to watch grow, and when doubled up, make great scarves for those cold, snowy days like today!

If you know how to finger weave then you're all set to make your own. All you need to do is stretch out your fingers and use two strands of Lion Brand's Fun Fur together as you create your stitches. That's right, finger weaving requires no crochet hooks, and no knitting needles. All the stitches are created on the hands with the hands making this truly a handmade item! ((grins)) Two skeins is enough to create two boas ranging in length of 7 to 9 feet long.

Don't know how to finger weave? Then aside from taking a class with me, you may want to check out the book, Finger Knitting 1 (v. 1); your local library may have it available for loan.

At the rate my children are burning through my Fun Fur stash, I just may need to venture out to restock! ((wearing a bunch of boas, for sure!))

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