Our March Featured Maker
ELISE BLAHA CRIPE
CHUNKY ARM KNITTING
Elise Blaha Cripe is a blogger, crafter and goal setter in San Diego, California. She has been sharing thoughts and DIY projects online since 2005, running an online shop of handmade goods since 2008 and just recently launched GET TO WORK BOOK, a day planner + goal setting journal. Elise also hosts a weekly podcast, elise gets crafty, that focuses on handmade business, blogging, creativity and inspiration.
When considering a project to share with The Crafter's Box, knitting was an obvious choice. Knitting was one of the first crafts Elise tried when at age nine, her grandmother taught her the basics of over Thanksgiving. Since then, Elise has fallen in love with knitting again and again over the past two decades and has expanded from scarves to try hats, cowls, cardigans, sweaters and of course, blankets. Arm knitting is such a fun technique to try and the large-scale results are so great. DIY home decor is something Elise loves to experiment with and this project was perfect.
We have searched the world over for the right yarn for this project (extremely soft, the correct weight, a chunky size) and have sourced our beautiful yarn from Alicante, Spain. We also share how to arm knit with everyday yarn in our online workshop this month so that you can continue your new found skill in all sorts of new ways.