After my superchunk experience of The Clogs -double stranded DK yarn on 9mm needles-
going back to the Princess after all this time - double stranded laceweight on 2.25mms, no I don't think I have a fetish for double stranded-
well it feels like knitting with cobweb on pins.

But these... these...

They redefine teensy tinyness.

By comparison Princess is nautical rope on tree trunks.


Blogger Madge said...

Cobweb on pins - exactly how my Hanging Garden shawl in Zephyr feels!

5 February 2007 at 12:34 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

omg, how is that possible?

5 February 2007 at 1:29 pm  
Blogger Flea-Bites said...

Carson did you knit those teensy little things? My fingers wouln't have that much feeling - they are magnificent (the teensy things, not my fingers!)

Why are you researching bark canoes? I guess you've seen all those documentaries on the making of "Ten Canoes" -so interesting - at first I thought it amazing that the aboriginal cast had to learn how to make bark canoes - but on reflection, realised that there would be every reason not to make them, for day to day living, when modern technology had brought the tinnie and out board motor to town. It would be like me going back to creaming butter and sugar by hand or washing in a copper with a mangle and rinsing in a tub of water - been there, done that, and my adult children grew up without any exposure to that other way of doing things. The really exciting part of the community's learning the old cultural way again, was the energising effect it had on the individuals.


5 February 2007 at 4:26 pm  
Blogger knittingphilistine said...

All this talk about lace-weight knitting, and I am thinking you're talking about knitting a shawl or something on 2.25s, and I look over to your side bar and you're talking about a sweater... on those toothpicks! A sweater!! A lace-weight sweater!!! Makes complete sense that the word following is morte.

6 February 2007 at 12:27 am  
Blogger bugheart said...

little needles
make me
like i have
the hands
of a giant...
that first link
is amazing!

6 February 2007 at 2:04 am  
Blogger knitlit kate said...

that is just crazy. i remember reading about someone's nano-knitting awhile back...think they actually did it with tiny wires for needles.

6 February 2007 at 7:31 am  
Blogger Ashley said...

Dang. People are craaaaaaazy. You have to love Barbie an awful lot to knit her gloves.

6 February 2007 at 2:23 pm  
Blogger room to make said...

Super-tiny world! Mad and fascinating…

7 February 2007 at 9:54 am  

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