Finger Knitting, Ragnarok, and this weeks Viking Adventures

September 9, 2018

You can feel the excitement in the air as plans are being made for this coming Saturday (9/15/18). Clan Fara is hosting a Viking Village at the Mabon Harvest Festival. The Festival is open to the public so be there if you can. Fiber Magick will be there. So will Wolf Track Drums and about 20 other venders. Bring a picnic or buy food there. Join the workshops and just hang out. It starts at 2pm and runs till 9ish. We end the day with ritual and this year the theme is folk magick. Yay!

Here's all the details...

At 2:30 I will be in the Village teaching the art of finger knitting. Now this might seem a little strange to those who know me. I know it does to me. I have spent much time and energy making sure people know what I do is CROCHET. lol

I started out believing I could keep a class in casting spells with finger crochet in under 20 minutes but soon realized that there might be more to the subject. I have no doubt there will be spell casting with finger crochet here in the future. Stay tuned...

For now I will dare to confuse you even more by knitting with my fingers. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When I researched finger knitting I found the cutest snake pattern. It's simple and quick and fits the day perfectly. Combining folk magick with Viking lore and ending up with the ultimate serpent... Jörmungandr.

This offspring of Loki was banished to the Sea by Odin. There he grew so large he encircled all of Midgard. So long in fact, that he was able to swallow his own tail. This same snake will be the fall of Thor at Ragnarok. Oh yes did I mention the poison? So much poison.

We will not be making ours that big. Nor will they be poisonous. In fact, the rhyme we will chant as we knit this little fellow will relieve the worry for many a fan of Thor. And so it goes...

 

 

Under, Over, Over, Under

Around, Around, Around, Around

Under, Over, Over, Under

Around, Around, Around, Around

How many passes will it take?

Around, Around, Around, Around

To finger knit a fearsome snake?

Around, Around, Around, Around

Will he stretch around the Earth?

Around, Around, Around, Around

Will Odin throw him in the Sea?

Around, Around, Around, Around

My serpent will be short on girth.

Around, Around, Around, Around

Don't worry Thor this snake's for me

Around, Around, Around, Around

 

How could you not fall in love with this little guy? 

I've included a video from You Tube that explains the technique very well. Fiber Flux is a great instructional blog. We should all subscribe. As you will see in the video this is lesson 80!  So much crafty fun.

Give it a try this week and be ready to join the Viking Clan. All you will need to make it into a snake is a small piece of red yarn for the tongue and googly eyes. We will have everything you need in the Viking Village on Saturday.

Come get Crafty with us, Opal Luna

 

 

 

 

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