I got the idea for learning how to finger knit from reading a children's book. Yes, a children's book. I've always enjoyed reading kids' books and series, and now that I work in two libraries, I read them even more so I can keep up with what the kids enjoy and have something to talk about with them! One of my favorite kids' series is the Judy Moody series by Megan McDonald. In the newest book that just came out recently, called Judy Moody, Mood Alien, Judy takes up finger knitting to help her cope with the stress - yes, stress - of trying to keep herself in a good mood for one whole week. Judy's finger knitting gets so out of hand that it snakes all through her house! Since I just started doing this, and literally knit my very first piece of finger knitting late last night, mine ended up being the size of a bracelet.
Here is the video tutorial that I found:
I chose thinner, rainbow colored yarn on sale at Michael's. I liked the idea of rainbow colored yarn to make things more fun and because Judy uses all kinds of colors in the book.
This was my end result. It's actually a little bit big for me (I have tiny wrists).
Finger knitting is really very "easy peasy, lemon squeezy" (as Judy Moody would say); all I really need to refresh on is how to cast off at the very end. But this is something that people of all ages can do! And finger knit bracelets and even scarves can make really great gifts. Get some yarn and try your hand at finger knitting today! :)