Pen and Ink...and maybe some paint

Saturday, December 20, 2014

A disaster in yarn...

Okay, okay. I didn't say it would be beautiful, I just told myself I had to finish it! Ladies and gentleman, my arm knitted scarf/cowl.
It looks even worse when I put it on! The drawback to learning things via video is that you can't ask questions, like, does it matter whether you put your arm through the front or back of each loop. And how do you tell which IS the front or back of the loop. So, I just did it both ways. Maybe I could use it for catching fish in the Sea of Galilee?
It was an interesting experience, but I think my next attempt at craftiness will be with a crochet hook. Something more "regular".
Other than arm knitting I watched a great movie today. If you haven't seen... really should! Well, maybe it's more of a chick flick than some guys would appreciate, but I loved the story and the French architecture. A real feel good movie. Last night I watched The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. I enjoyed it a lot, but thought some scenes were longer than they needed to be. I got tired of watching Smaug chase them around. Now I'm ready for the third part, which I hear is actually going to have two parts? Let's string it out folks! LOTR didn't have that many parts and it covered three books! Oh well. They are pretty gorgeous movies, don't you think?
I'm going movie crazy this weekend. I still have Maleficent to watch tomorrow!
I joined son Jordan's church in Burleson, TX via their live streaming webcast this evening. They did a Christmas concert with the church band and a few guests. They will do it again tomorrow and I may watch again. Love to see my boy however I can!
And here's little Hazel Jane making a candy cane ornament out of pipe cleaners and beads. She is reported to have said, "I made a thnake! Thhh-thhh!"  (That's pretty dexterous for a two year old if you ask me!)
I think I'll fit in a viewing of The Nativity movie this weekend. It's one of my favorite versions of the story, if I remember correctly.

Thanks for dropping by and may you have a blessed Christmas! Shalom!


  1. Arm knitting is something I'm not familiar with. But I did see the movie, and it was a treat. :) Way to go with trying something new in the knitting!

    1. Thanks! Better to try and fail than never to have tried at all, I guess!

  2. My daughter highly recommended "The Hundred-Foot Journey," so now it's been doubly endorsed and added to our Netflix queue.

    I think you are brave and adventurous to try something called Arm Knitting!

    1. Why thank you! I'm glad I tried it.

      You'll LOVE the movie! :)

  3. Just popping by to wish you a Blessed Christmas! I must try to see that movie. I like to watch movies that others have found enjoyable. I can't remember if I already mentioned how much we enjoyed The Christmas Choir". It may be old. I have no idea when it came out..

  4. Oh goodness, that does look like a slightly orderly pile of boat line :) Well, at least you tried! I've seen ads for arm knitting, but it didn't look like my kind of thing. YOu are brave!


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