My latest book, Finger Knitting Fun: 28 Cute, Clever and Creative Projects for Kids is officially on stands. I’m thrilled to announce that it’s also an, Amazon #1 Release in the Children’s Crafts category!
Here’s an excerpt from the Intro about why as a mom of 3, I chose to write this book:
“I want all of my kiddos to see fiber as a blank canvas for creativity as well as practicality. If they have a vision; see it through. If they want to give a gift; hand make it. If they need something to keep themselves warm; produce it themselves. Whether or not they stick with it is less important—it’s the awareness I was after. Enter finger knitting.” — (Vickie Howell, Finger Knitting Fun)
It was important to me that the projects in this book were well-balanced and with a range of degree of difficulty, materials and variety that it would be accessible for both girls and boys from abut ages 5-13. For that reason you’ll find necklaces and wristbands, a jump rope and bungee cord lanyard, a mobile and pillows, and so much more. All of which are fun, cool projects with actual usability!
You can see the full gallery of projects on Pinterest here.
What is finger knitting, you ask? Check out this segment from PBS’ Knitting Daily TV with Vickie Howell where I demo how easy it is to learn!
Want an unbiased opinion? Read an in-depth review of Finger Knitting Fun on About.com!
Interested in sampling instructions from a project? Make my, Bauble Blossoms on Blogher!
Hey, Austinites! This book was written by a local author (me), photographed by a local photographer (Cory Ryan), using local kids (two of which are my own) to model and shot locally at TOMS Roasting Company on South Congress. If you’re in the area on May 3rd, bring the kids and come on down to the latter to support local business, learn to finger knit, get a book signed and enjoy some snacks! Go here for full details. Hope to see you there!
Happy crafting, kids!