WOTY candidate?

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Dec 9 11:00:11 UTC 2013

Novelty item that has just floated to the top of WSJ popularity list:
Arm knitting. [Not paywalled]


> When it comes to knitting, Lydia Schoenbein thought she had seen it
> all. The 73-year-old retired nursing-home supervisor from Morton,
> Ill., learned to knit and crochet when she was growing up in Germany
> and can make everything from socks and shawls to cable-knit sweaters.
> So when her 22-year-old granddaughter, Carly Hill, visited and showed
> off her own creation—a crude-looking, ropelike cream scarf—"I was
> flabbergasted, to tell you the truth," recalls Ms. Schoenbein. The
> accessory hadn't exactly been handmade. It was the product of a new
> cultural yarn: arm knitting.
> An increasingly popular activity among younger do-it-yourself
> enthusiasts, arm knitting uses the forearms in lieu of knitting needles.

Most likely to succeed?

Video here: http://goo.gl/audwEU


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