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madametj
12-03-2006, 03:39 PM
toothpick knitting (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=135730.0). have u ever heard of such a thing?

i bet i could use em as dpns and make some fingerless gloves...

where's the sandpaper? :teehee:

NakedPancakes
12-03-2006, 04:27 PM
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Wow. That's amazing. I have the urge to try that.
Only...I'm without sand paper and toothpicks.

mks22300
12-03-2006, 05:21 PM
I'm quite sure I would break the toothpicks. :teehee:

nadja la claire
12-03-2006, 06:31 PM
I've knitted with bamboo skewers and chop sticks but never toothpicks. She must have really small hands.

Nadja xxx

KnittyLou
12-03-2006, 06:55 PM
Well, I have heard of 00000 dpns so I would suspose toothpicks would work. All I have are the square (flat) ones. I am or was working on building a doll house - that might work for some knitted accessories, if I ever get back to my doll house (All I have done are some windows).

:teehee:

Linda

mum2caden
12-03-2006, 07:11 PM
My gram did it for my cousin's dollhouse-- so her doll could sit in it's rocking chair and knit, lol.

orcoastknitter
12-04-2006, 01:01 AM
At my LYS there are these little sock earrings that were knitted with toothpicks.

jodstr2
12-04-2006, 01:09 AM
hahahahahaha! that's so cute! :heart:

AlanCrawford
12-04-2006, 07:57 AM
i've seen people knit doll clothing done like that or with sewing needles even.
http://static.flickr.com/78/219050802_22a74646be_o_d.jpg

Angelia
12-04-2006, 08:21 AM
My Jujus can knit with toothpicks...but their hands are small. :teehee:

Lieke
12-04-2006, 08:42 AM
that's great

I can use that for my scrapbook :happydance:

*KnitPixie*
12-04-2006, 09:57 AM
What weight of yarn would you use if you were to knit with toothpicks or sewing needles? Now Im curious :teehee:

jberry16
12-04-2006, 12:02 PM
weight 1 or 2 prolly.

this is a funny forum topic, I'd asked about this after I started knitting b/c I wanted to try it, now I think i will.

madametj
12-04-2006, 08:59 PM
hmm, lets make a list of weird "knitting needles" here

i've heard of and/or used the following as knitting needles:

1. chopsticks
2. pencils
3. toothpicks
4. bamboo skewers
5. popsicle sticks (sounds really stupid if u as me)
6. sewing needles

can anybody think of any more?

jberry16
12-04-2006, 09:06 PM
straight pins with the colored balls on the end (unless that's what you mean by sewing needles?)

*KnitPixie*
12-04-2006, 09:09 PM
Bolts and Nails! You said weird :figureditout: :lol: Actually I have already used two tail combs well I think thats what they are called..The ones that you part your hair with :teehee:

Limey
12-04-2006, 09:17 PM
I've got beyond 0 circs. I think you could knit cobwebs with them.

Limey

Andrea
12-04-2006, 09:29 PM
My Jujus can knit with toothpicks...but their hands are small. :teehee:
:teehee: That's my JuJu!!

Hey, my JuJu doesn't have his knitting! :!!!:

madametj
12-10-2006, 04:03 PM
i've notice that there are also many strange things ppl use as "yarn." including cassette tapes (http://www.girlontherocks.com/knit/blog/2006/11/07/tape-case/) and plastic bags (http://www.marloscrochetcorner.com/bag%20cutting%20instructions.html)!

Mo0nAngel
12-10-2006, 11:59 PM
you see in the island i live knitting tools such as size 4 and below knitting needles is non-existent, only once have I found 2.0mm and 3.5mm circs no dpns...so you have to improvise...with a good pair of scissors and sand paper I turned 4 chopsticks into size 3 dpns...now all I need is the slippery yarn cause the acrylic I tried to use almost killed my wrists!!...then I asked my mom to go to the craft store/mercery and see if she could find 2.0mm circs (the plan was to cut the cord holding the needles together off so I could use them as dpns) but all she could find were these very very very longggggg straight 2.5mm needles...for my advantage there were these men here working on our wooden doors, so I gave one of the workers the straights and asked him to cut them both in half and with the sandpaper machine thing to sharpen the unsharpened edges..and voila! I ended up with 4 2.5mm dpns :D...