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I’m lovecraftian: I love crafts, especially yarny crafts, like knitting and crochet. I’m not especially good at crafts, but I don’t let that stop me from enjoying it, and sharing the fruits of my labour.


On a lark, and having recently bought some ridiculously bulky weight yarn that looked great but was limited in practical application (I thought I had all sized needles and hooks!), I watched a YouTube how-to on ‘arm knitting’.

Casting-on was a bit fiddly, but once I mastered that it was surprisingly easy, though I wouldn’t want to try stocking stitch, or a yarn over.

Also, no bathroom breaks. You’re effectively locked in yarn handcuffs for the duration. However, with a little imagination, it’s not unlike kung fu… just need to try it with some stances… maybe when I forget to use the loo before I start.

Once I got it, the whole thing took about half an hour. Less, if I’d paid attention and finished it before it became the boa constrictor it is. A surprisingly easy and therapeutic waste of time.

My only regret is that I made it at the end of winter and I’ve had almost no opportunity to wear it.