Truly I have to wonder at my mental facilities at times. It was not that long ago and certainly not far away that I voiced my opinion of knitting with pins and thread. At the time, I was speaking of 2.5mm needles and fingering or lace weight yarns.
My opinion was due more towards my feelings towards DPN's. I just can't use those things. No matter where I put my fingers I get stabbed in the palm, and my tension goes to shite when moving from one needle to the other. Then, I discovered the art of knitting on 2 circulars and suddenly I am buying sock yarn at an alarming rate.
But today I have taken a HUMONGOUS step downwards...in size that is.
This is an actual pattern knit on 1mm needles using DMC cotton floss....yes FLOSS!
My new co-worker is a miniaturist, meaning that she is obsessed with all things tiny. 1:12 to be exact. She brought in some of her work and all these cool workshops she teaches and from the depths of her bag she emerges with a small box filled with tissue wrapped treasures. Inside were little knitted hats. She is nuts about them and of course I had to have a good look at them. Really, I was impressed that someone went to all that work.
I did some research on it and found all sorts of creations, knitted toys, lace bed covers, even bean bag chairs. So I asked her to pick me up a set of needles and pick a pattern and I would make it for her. I really just wanted to try it.
So far it has not been as painful as I expected. Yes, it's tedious and I have to be careful not to drop any stitches because it's not easy to pick them up, but I'm having fun. I even decided to run a cable up the front of the sweater for some added detail.
I reserve the right to need new glasses and a lobotomy by the time I'm done *BG*