|rare black Boye WWII Crochet Hook, Silk sewing thread|
“Alice: This is impossible!
The Mad Hatter: Only if you believe it is.”
~ Lewis Carroll
I'm talking about Miniature Crochet.
I have crocheted with thread before, in crocheting doilies and Irish Crochet projects and such. But I have never, other than admiring other people's amazing work and purchasing the book on Miniature Crochet, ventured any deeper into the world of miniatures.
|zooming in...doily pattern can be found in the book,|
Doilies in Color.
Let me state that it was at that very moment I felt like Alice as she started tumbling down that rabbit hole! I was lost. I couldn't see my stitches, and the thread was so darn slippery! Had I read this excellent blog post on Choosing Threads first, I think I would have chosen a different thread to start this journey with!
I would also recommend getting something to magnify -- such as a good pair of glasses -- as well. I located two pairs of glasses (2.0 and 1.5 magnifying glasses) and can now turn the impossible into the possible if I wear both glasses at the same time. (The next time I venture out to the store I'll pick up a single pair of strong magnifying glasses that can do the job of both. Unfortunately, the magnification is also pointing out that I am in need of a manicure -- add that to the list of recommendations.)
I am now several rows into this miniature world, and I must admit that I am enjoying this adventure. :)
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