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Brandy_m
12-05-2007, 11:26 AM
I am working on a Christmas gift using my lovely new Harmony #2 circs from SteveDallas in the winter wonderland swap....


but my oh my are they TINY!! I can't even imagine 0's!!!!!

of troy
12-05-2007, 11:48 AM
0's aren't that small-- its the 000's that are small!

suzeeq
12-05-2007, 11:48 AM
Heh, anything smaller than an 8 is tiny. And 8s aren't very big either....

Jax3303
12-05-2007, 11:51 AM
and to me anything larger than a US7 is HUGE and hard to manage.

suzeeq
12-05-2007, 12:05 PM
My hands bother me if I use anything smaller for any length of time.

Abbily
12-05-2007, 01:01 PM
Uh oh, I just ordered 1's for some socks I want to make! I'm making some on 3's right now... hopefully the 1's won't be too tiny! I'm kind of in the 'anything smaller than 8 is too small' camp usually. :)

Plantgoddess+
12-05-2007, 01:13 PM
I have just started some cabled socks on size 1 dpns and find I have to move my hands back and forth to find where my eyes can focus and I can see what I'm doing. Aside from that I am finding them fun and I like the fine stitching, it's lovely.

lostchyld
12-05-2007, 01:19 PM
I'm one of those crazies who doesn't like working on anything much bigger than a 4. The scarf I'm knitting on 11s now is driving me nuts. The needles are just too big, it feels weird. I can't wait to finish my Christmas knitting so I can switch back to my 3s and make armwarmers for my ex.

I asked for sock yarn and a set of two circs in each size 0-3 for christmas.

SteveDallas
12-05-2007, 01:54 PM
Brandy, that was my reaction as well! (I got a set too, though I haven't tried them out yet.)

That sock yarn seems so skimpy, too . . . . .

What are you making?

Quiara
12-05-2007, 02:07 PM
I like anything from 000 - ~7mm. Much bigger and it's clunky, to me, but for the most part, I just <3 knitting. ^_^

bethany
12-05-2007, 03:20 PM
i've been doing pants on 8s FOREVER and am very anxious to do a sweater on 19s...In my head I finish it in 3 days....but I've never done a sweater!

bip
12-05-2007, 03:22 PM
I used to only like to work on 9-10-11 because the projects knit up so quickly. But the more socks and small-gauge stuff I knit, the more I realized how much I prefer the feel of those little tiny ones. I would say 2s are my favorite.

Brandy_m
12-05-2007, 04:10 PM
I'm making the Aran Braided sock pattern you gave me. I'm using Trekking sock yarn. They're for my mama for Christmas. Its a great pattern!! These are the smallest I've ever used though...and wow... :) And the sock yarn *is* skimpy. (the Trekking I'm using) It keeps twisting itself up hee hee.

Its fun though!

twowackykids
12-05-2007, 06:17 PM
I hate knitting with anything bigger than a six. I just finished a mobius cowl for a friend and it was done on 10s; I about died. my philosophy is the smaller the needle the better ;)

suzeeq
12-05-2007, 10:54 PM
Good thing they make needles in all different sizes, eh? :teehee:

Jan in CA
12-06-2007, 01:12 AM
My last socks were on 1's and they do feel incredibly small when you first start, but after a while it's not a problem. I just bought zeros for doing the heels and toes. :zombie:

Shandeh
12-06-2007, 04:26 AM
I recently finished knitting a pair of socks with size 2 needles. When I finished knitting, I set the needles aside, and thought, "Oh my gosh....were those size 4??" Then, I checked them with my needle gauge, and they were size 2. I guess they looked larger without the stitches on them. :teehee:

When you keep knitting with the small needles, they don't feel so small anymore. Your hands get used to them.

Oh, by the way, you guys are gonna freak when you hear this. I actually have some size 000000 needles. :shock: I bought them in case I decide to make anything from my "Mini Knits (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mini-knits-12-Scale-Dolls-House/dp/1861083947)" book.
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51WkKyCzmaL._AA240_.jpg

Limey
12-06-2007, 05:13 AM
I recently finished knitting a pair of socks with size 2 needles. When I finished knitting, I set the needles aside, and thought, "Oh my gosh....were those size 4??" Then, I checked them with my needle gauge, and they were size 2. I guess they looked larger without the stitches on them. :teehee:

When you keep knitting with the small needles, they don't feel so small anymore. Your hands get used to them.

Oh, by the way, you guys are gonna freak when you hear this. I actually have some size 000000 needles. :shock: I bought them in case I decide to make anything from my "Mini Knits (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mini-knits-12-Scale-Dolls-House/dp/1861083947)" book.
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51WkKyCzmaL._AA240_.jpg



When I've been knitting on small needles and then go back to using a 4mm, it feels as if I'm knitting with bannister rods!

I've 'translated' your 000000 needle, Shandeh, to be a 0.75mm!!!!!!:eyes::zombie: - I hope you got a free magnifying glass with them; but in my case, I'd need a telescope! :noway:

Yours, reaching for the binoculars:help:

Ellie
http://www.countonknit.com

Shandeh
12-06-2007, 05:22 AM
I've 'translated' your 000000 needle, Shandeh, to be a 0.75mm!!!!!!:eyes::zombie: - I hope you got a free magnifying glass with them; but in my case, I'd need a telescope! :noway:
They are DEFINITELY tiny. I also have some 00000 needles, because the patterns in the book call for either size. (one has 6 zeros, and the other has 5 zeros)

The patterns are for making miniature items for dollhouse miniatures.

I haven't tried making any of them yet, but I did want to have all the supplies I would need. The patterns use DMC floss as your yarn. I have BOATLOADS of that from when I did cross-stitch.

Limey
12-06-2007, 08:07 AM
They are DEFINITELY tiny. I also have some 00000 needles, because the patterns in the book call for either size. (one has 6 zeros, and the other has 5 zeros)

The patterns are for making miniature items for dollhouse miniatures.

I haven't tried making any of them yet, but I did want to have all the supplies I would need. The patterns use DMC floss as your yarn. I have BOATLOADS of that from when I did cross-stitch.



I say, steady on, old fruit - you're getting into the 'Big Time' again there - 5 zeroes = 1 whole mm.:teehee:

Carry on like that and I might be able to see what you're knittin'.

All the Best:eyes:

knitncook
12-06-2007, 09:00 AM
After you work with them for a while you will think that 8's are HUGE! I always have several projects going on several size needles. It helps my hands (I have arthritis). I love working on smaller sizes, although it did seem awkward at first.

SteveDallas
12-06-2007, 10:31 AM
I'm making the Aran Braided sock pattern you gave me. I'm using Trekking sock yarn.
I'm honored! :aww: I'm sure they'll come out great & she'll love them.

Mulderknitter
12-06-2007, 11:28 AM
I don't mind the small needles, it's working with laceweight yarn that is driving me nuts!

Brandy_m
12-06-2007, 02:27 PM
I'm honored! I'm sure they'll come out great & she'll love them

They're working up wonderfully! This is my first time doing anything intricate on socks and my fist pair of socks with *sock* yarn on tiny needles ;) The first round with the cables was a bit tricky, but now its going nicely. (knocking on wood so as not to jinx myself)

Jan in CA
12-06-2007, 02:36 PM
Check these out!
http://www.buttercupminiatures.co.uk/index.asp

Shandeh
12-06-2007, 11:57 PM
I love it! Miniatures are so amazing. There is a very nice dollhouse and miniatures shop in my home town. I go there sometimes just to say "Oh My Gosh!" over and over again. :teehee:

That's where I got my miniature knitting needles. I used to dream of making miniature knits to sell at that shop, but I've never been able to make anything worth selling. Maybe one day, when I've gotten MUCH better at knitting, I'll achieve my goal.