Wednesday, December 31, 2008


My needles arrived!
So here it looks like normal knitting...

Until we add a penny for scale. (That's 4/5 of a US penny.. dang exchange rate! :P ) This is 10 stitches by 20 rows on size 1.5 needles, the second largest of the new batch. I used the full 6 strands of embroidery cotton, and at this size it wasn't too bad to work with at all, could do this on the bus without a problem.

My size 0.5mm needles - these I wouldn't even dare bring on the bus! Aside from dropping them constantly (afraid of bending them) they're very different to work with. I'm used to being able to do a stocking stitch literally with my eyes closed! These little guys are like being forced to work right-handed (or left-handed for you 'normal' people out there!) I managed a few rows before it slipped off... will try again when I'm more awake. I tried with 1 strand embroidery cotton but will try with sewing thread tomorrow.

This is the collection of 5 different sizes I bought, ranging between 0.5mm and 2mm. The penny gives a good idea of the thinness of those little ones! I'm afraid to look at them wrong for fear of them withering...

I'm really looking forward to some puppet clothes with this assortment though! I don't have the final puppet made but I've a good idea of his size so can make his scarf and hat now, and a sweater that he wears at one point later on. It's supposed to be bulky/loose so it should be okay to do it ahead of time. Going to be fun to design the little pattern!


Shelley Noble said...

Wow! You are a brave brave woman, Emmy! This looks so exciting! Gogogo!

Mike Adair said...

Awesome!! It looks so good! Can't wait to see a little sweater or something.

A few years back my daughter and I spent a Saturday watching youtube learning how to knit. I managed a mangy looking scarf but it was ok. It was for a mangy hand puppet!

So, I'm in awe of your perfect knitting, no matter what size!

After I finish this short I'd like to have another go at knitting. You've inspired me.

emmyymme said...

Thanks Shelley! I've been having so much fun looking up sweater designs for this!

Thanks Mike! And you should definitely give it a go! Your little bear guy would look adorable in a sweater cardigan or sweater vest! (thanks to a day of googling sweater designs I know now what a sweater cardigan is!;)
I'd be happy to help if I can with any help for knitting - though it sounds like your daughter might know now too!