As soon as I saw this tutorial, I immediately bought some Plaster of Paris on eBay so I could make my own! My niece’s birthday is coming up soon and I’ve been trying to think of fun things to put in the girl’s goodie bags other than lollies. These are like a great middle ground - they look like lollies, but are actually fun sticks of chalk. I’m planning on wrapping them in plastic and adding a bow. So fun!
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DIY Circle/Infinity Scarf: Arm Knitting
I recently stumbled upon arm knitting and I thought it was the coolest thing ever and it’s such a fast and effective way to knit that I wanted to share with you all how to do it!
What You’ll Need:
- 2 skeins of bulky yarn
- 1 yarn needle
- Begin by doubling up the yarn on both skeins to make a super bulky yarn. If you happen to stumble upon a yarn that’s already really thick, you don’t have to do this.
- Make a slip knot according to the video. The yarn that is unattached to the skeins (the shorter yarn) will be wrapped around your thumb, and the yarn attached to the skeins will be wrapped around your index finger. Wrap those yarns accordingly.
- Start making the loops/chains as shown in the video. After 14 loops/chains, you can begin knitting!
- Hold the longer yarn in the hand that has the loops on it, and slide the first loop on your arm off and through the yarn. You’ll have a new loop that you can slide through your other arm. Repeat this until all of the loops are transferred to the other arm.
- At this point, you’re going to do the same thing, alternating from arm to arm for 30 times.
- After 30 loops, you’ll have a super long scarf and to finish it off, you’re going to do the same loop technique you did for the 30 chains except, once you do the first two, slide the first loop over the second and off your hand. Repeat again and slide the first loop (which was the second until you made a new loop) over the second and off your hand.
- Tie a knot with the yarn and the last loop and cut the yarn.
- At this point, you can keep the scarf as it is or to turn it into a circle scarf by threading the loose yarn through a needle and stitching it through both ends of the scarf.
Walter told me that arm knitting is a thing and now I want to try it.
hahahaha, this made me think of all of you :)
The discussion continues: can women “have it all?” Should women want to “have it all?” What does that really mean?
Today President of Barnard College Debora Spar tackles this question in her book “Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection.”
Spar said that this quest for perfection, “drains the energy out of the broader social goals [of feminism] and it makes women nuts. “
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Girls and guys!! Don’t let anyone try to shame you into presenting yourself in a way that doesn’t make you feel 100% confident and good about yourself. Rock your body and your aesthetic and let others rock theirs.
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