Thursday, December 12, 2013

Eeny Meeny Miney Mo…..Tiny is the Way to Go!

About four years ago, I produced and hosted a radio talk show featuring artists of all kinds from around the world.  It was a year-long adventure where I got the opportunity to talk with musicians, film producers, water colorists, composers, ballet dancers, choreographers, painters - it was a wonderful experience.

Althea Crome was one of my guests.  She is an amazing woman who knits "in the little".  Her website, Bugknits, is worth visiting.

Miniatures, Smalls, whatever people call them, have always held a fascination for me.  After my chat with Althea, I wanted SO BADLY to knit one of her patterns.  I ordered the Queen Elizabeth Sweater and finally started to knit the teeny, tiny thing.  Here is a picture of the sleeves:

One day earlier this week, Hubby went to purchase more salt for our lane.  I stayed home to work on the sweater with our Giant Schnauzer, Bella, and our tiny teacup Schnauzer, Emma.  Both dogs were sleeping - I was concentrating so hard on the pattern, I was oblivious to everything around me.  Bella, hearing the garage door go up when Hubby returned, instantly "lit up" and and went into "ALERT! ALERT!  INTRUDER!" mode.   Needless to say, she scared the be-jeebers out of me.  I suddenly had no control of the knitting needles and I instantly poked one through part of my left index finger.  I have to admit, it's kind of sore, but mending. Once the finger stops throbbing, I'll pick up the needles again.  I promise pictures when I finish the sweater.



  1. You did not mention blood on your knitting, so that is good. Take care now.

  2. Oh my gosh, that is absolutely amazing! I love tiny things. I've wanted to try to knit one of those tiny pinballs. This is just as good. Yikes on the poking your finger. Ouch!

  3. Auts!! We would neber have guessed that needlecrafting can be this dangerous. I realized it when I sat on my extremey sharp needlework scissor and found them point out of my hip... The miniature knitting will be a truly treasure when finished 1