This challenge got me thinking... and then it got me digging through my hall closet. This is my first time posting pics, so I hope this works.
I started out trying to crochet with fishing line because I thought a fishing line snowflake for a christmas tree ornament would look really cool, like a frosty icicle. I quickly realized why people don't crochet with fishing line: it is tiny, it is hard on the fingers, it doesn't stretch, and if it was any less visible, it would actually BE invisible!
So I went back to the closet because I had this old half-roll of thin orange cord (which is sold as plumb line in the hardware store).
I also noticed a box of steel wool, and thought... hey, that's WOOL (kind of)! I wonder if I can "spin" that into a yarn? I sort of could, by twisting it in my fingers:
I didn't have very much of either the steel wool or the orange line. I actually started out making a scarf, but ran out of the line (probably a good thing, since who wants to wear steel wool?). So then I made a miniature hat and mittens set. I used a pattern I had from Patons Canada for knitted Christmas tree ornaments. I'm not sure what inspired me except that I had made these little mittens before, and I knew I didn't have enough line or wool to make something large.
Here are pics of works in progress...
Knitting with the steel wool was a little hard (threw off my tension too
), so I'm glad I was only making miniature mittens. I eventually ended up with the final product:
Kindly modelled by Baby Oscar The Grouch, who doesn't mind the itchy steel wool:
Thanks for looking!