When the waiter bought us our drinks and some olives, while sitting outside a restaurant, by a lake, having an impulsive treat of a meal out, I don’t think Ben was expecting me to go into sudden raptures about the cocktail sticks that accompanied the olives!
I must be the most deeply sad woman alive. And , the most obscurely focused on knitting.
“Look at those! Look at the turned ends! They are perfect miniature Brittany Birch needles!” I gushed.
Ben rolled his eyes.
“Just eat the bloody olives! If you like them so much take a couple home.”
Poor man – he has a lot to put up with 😉
2 of the 4 cocktail sticks went in my purse – unused of course!
This is what a Brittany Birch needle looks like….
and here’s my fabulous cocktail sticks miniature knitting needles..
OK no idea of scale there…
This is Barbie’s current WIP, on hand made wooden needle with “jewelled ends” and a pound coin to give scale…
(OK – They are cocktail sticks with Rowan beads rammed on the end! 😳 )
She keeps complaining the needles are rough and snag – that’s why she hasn’t done much.
And here is the bag she keeps all her knitting in…
It’s from a pattern in Knits for Barbie, which I reviewed here a while ago, made with embroidery thread!
I asked Barbie to model with the new needles. She just said,
“Shhhh! Come back later! I’ve got to finish my row!”
I left them in her bag for her….
Look at that….Who’d have though Barbie would knit English style??? 😀