When I was in fourth grade, a fellow classmate taught me how to finger knit.
During the morning break, all of us girls would sit together in a circle and finger knit. All the way up until Christmas. Then one of the girls took it all home and sewed it together and presented a rug to the teacher for Christmas.
I never forgot how to do this. I even taught my Mother how.
About the only thing I found to do with it over the years was to tie it in a bow around a pony tail or use like tinsel on the Christmas tree. Some sort of decoration.
Until a couple of years ago, I got the bright idea to wrap it around a cone shape and make a Christmas tree out of it.
Once I did that, the ideas for the tree kept coming.
I added battery operated lights to some.
And miniature ornaments.
And miniature presents.
I’ve made themed trees. For instance, all angels or snowmen.
I’ve taught other people to finger knit and make Christmas trees.
And I”ve given numerous ones away as gifts.
And I’ve received them back as gifts from people I’ve taught. Like this one, from one of my favorite teenagers.
I love receiving, as much as giving, handmade treasures.
Do you make handmade treasures to give as gifts?
Do you like receiving handmade treasures as gifts?
Have you ever heard of finger knitting? If so, do you know how? And what do you use it for?