I've been having fun knitting small things. Who knew it could be such fun to knit something less than 2" long?
This is Chichester the Pig, pattern by Helen Apocalypse. The yarn is Elann Peruvian Highland Wool; the eyes are size 6/0 black glass beads, threaded onto the yarn before cast-on, and placed on a purl stitch. The eyes are placed in different rows in the different pigs, which gives them some individual character.
Each pig took one cotton ball as stuffing. The pattern is fairly easy, with a cast-on of six stitches, not too difficult on dpns,as long as you understand how the ears and legs are made.
The following was a little more difficult, as the cast-on is three stitches, one on each needle.
These are Soot Sprites, pattern by Sara Lee of Saradippity's Knits and Stuff. Two strands of yarn are held together, a worsted-weight black (source: unknown), onto which the eyes are threaded, and an eyelash yarn (source: Kendra). Rather than painting the pupils onto the 1/2 inch buttons, I used a black Sharpie permanent marker. In real life, they look black, not purple - too much reflection from the flash in these pictures.
These took 2 cotton balls each, stuffed in VERY firmly.
These were so fast and fun that there might be more small creatures in my knitting future...