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For all the joys of fiber work perhaps this is the most joyous of all. Go from raw fleece to a finished knit dress all in one day! Slow down my rapidly beating fiber heart.

First start with raw fleece. In order to pick out 100%  of the absolutely best fibers for this project lay out the entire fleece on the floor in the shape of the sheep. Select a small amount of fiber that has neither too much, nor too little crimp, is neither too close to the sunburned tips, nor too close to the butt. Make sure you know the orientation of your selected bit of fiber. It should go from tips to butt without including either of those things. Remember, we only need a thimble full of fleece.

Take down a measuring cup and fill it with hot water and a tiny, tiny dab of soap. Gently swish your little bit of fiber in the water by slipping in one end. Remove. Then slip the other end in. Remove the fiber and gently wring squeeze all water out of it. Let it dry by lightly swinging it through the air.

If you are arthritic, please take your arthritis medicine now.

Once dry use either a dog or cat flicker brush and with quick wrist snapping motions open the lock of fiber. Next get out your spindle and spin 1, 200 yards (1097 meters) of very, very, very thin thread the type of which even a spider would envy. Wrap your new thread into a teeny-tiny ball.

With 000000 # needles….ooh! Don’t have those? Not to worry. Take 4 match sticks. Don’t cheat and use the long ones for lighting fireplaces. With regular match sticks and a sharp razor blade gently plane them until they are round. Carefully remove match head while doing this. These are your knitting needles.

Now you are ready to knit this dress, with waist shaping:

tiny knit dress by jessie driscoll

While I am poking fun at magazine writing above, this is an actual tiny knit dress by the talented Jessie Driscoll. The pattern, yes there is a real pattern, can be found in Ply  Magazine

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Sunday Knitting and Crochet Images and a Little Humor is now located here. This is one of my Pinterest pages. I have commented on the trends being shown in some of the pictures. I really think knitting is heading in an exciting direction with combining short row and color work.

Also start thinking about knitting garments in undyed yarn and then when complete apply the dye. See the Gucci tie-dyed sweater.

My hope in changing the pictures to Pinterest is that I can show you more of what is inspiring to me and the trends I am seeing. In doing so, I hope this inspires the knitter and crocheter to create their own works of art.

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julia ramsey Venetian Collection

julia ramsey Venetian Collection

dinosaur pullover on ravelry

dinosaur pullover on ravelry

crocheted daisy afghan by kraftling on Ravelry

crocheted daisy afghan by kraftling on Ravelry

dolce and gabbana

dolce and gabbana

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crocheted picture frames

crocheted picture frames

berroco Margaux. I've made two of these so far and love wearing them.

berroco Margaux. I’ve made two of these so far and love wearing them.

alice starmore's charts for color knitting

alice starmore’s charts for color knitting

vadis designs. Bird cage dress.

vadis designs. Bird cage dress.

Tiny penguins by Suami

Tiny penguins by Suami

crochet pool side dress

crochet pool side dress

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