Intrigued by promises of finger knitting I signed up for the May 7 workshop, but then was more incentivized last month by a yarnbomb-making session at La Principal.
Jaime gave us a tutorial on knotting, and then we all were off to the races.
You loop 1 strand around two (or more) others to get the effect.
She also showed a friendship-bracelet style technique.
It was fun to see all the color combinations and listen in on conversations.
Our drinks matched the first colors we were given.
Tacos and margaritas made for much creativity.
My first strand was fun.
These get sewn together with fishing line by other volunteers.
Number two of mine.
The project uses only Bonnie Braid, a weather resistant and colorfast yarn.
Donation checks for the yarn can be made payable to Stumble & Relish, they will use the funds to purchase more supplies.
Stumble & Relish owner Jaime Leonardi offers knotting and finger knitting tutorials for the events posted around town.
We cut longer and longer strands as we kept working.
This one spanned the room.
It was a productive evening.
My friend did an interesting weaving thing.
As we sipped one more drink we made one more strand.
Quite a fun pile.
I was given more yarn to play with at home.
A few crochet tutorials later, I got the hang of doily making.
Hip Circle Studio’s colors inspired me further.
The last community knotting class takes place Saturday, May 7 from 2-5 pm at Evanston Stitchworks on 906 Sherman Ave. (Next to The Collage Cafe).
The thick yarn makes for productive TV-watching.
Some bombing was down over the weekend already, and on Wednesday.
You can drop off home made yarn circles and strands at Stumble & Relish 1310 A Chicago Ave. until May 13.
Feeding the meter might be fun after this.
I’ll also be inspecting each tree closely to see if I recognize my pieces.
It’s fun to make a contribution that adds color to our community.