Barbie’s New Knitting Equipment

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??? 😀

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  1. Arianwen
    Arianwen August 22, 2008 at 6:53 pm |

    You are a knitting dynamo! I love the colour of that. If we ever get summer again you are going to have some wondererful tops ready to go.

  2. Patsy
    Patsy August 24, 2008 at 4:55 pm |

    I have read this posting twice and I laughed just as much the second time around as the first. What a find those cocktail sticks were and how fortuitous of you to have the little knitting bag ready and waiting. Your Barbiew is a lucky gal (mine has lost her head)!!!

  3. Jane
    Jane August 26, 2008 at 5:23 am |

    Promis me that the next time you and Ben enjoy cocktails at this particular venue you’ll get some of these (or ask where they get them from) they will make lovely brooches for 25th December !! (Too early to mention the dreaded word yet!)
    I love what you’ve done with them.


  4. frankiesfriend
    frankiesfriend August 27, 2008 at 9:12 am |

    I’d have thought you had enough knitting yourself to be going on with, without doing Barbie’s knitting too! Thanks again for the pattern, am awaiting delivery of yarn as we speak.

  5. Susan
    Susan October 14, 2008 at 5:45 pm |

    Great ideas!

    Can you help me?

    Where can I buy Retors a Broder by DMC?

    Please help!

  6. Fibrewoman
    Fibrewoman December 14, 2011 at 7:44 pm |

    Hey Barbie,
    Have your mom sand those toothpicks with 600 grit sandpaper and then polish them with some waxed paper. They will knit like a dream. Or you can check out the kits I made (there is a contest for them right now) at

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