Knit Like the Winde!
I was tired of knitting "Tulip Time", so I cast on the very smallest pattern I could find from Kunststricken: Große und kleine Decken.This is "Winde" (convolvulus or morning glory), a square pattern shown on page 12, where nine squares have been knitted and joined together.
I am probably not going to knit eight more, since I find the flower a little stiff or stylized for my taste.
The thread is one of four vintage 100-yard balls of DMC size 8 perle cotton in color 906 "medium parrot green", and the needles are US 1, 2.25 mm.
This morning I tried to knit it onto my size 1 circular. Bleh. My circ. is a little too long, and wow! Is it awkward to knit a square on a circ! But I needed longer dpns...
So I dug into my storage drawer full of single-pointed needles I hardly ever use, and beheaded four 14-inch single points. I filed the former knob ends into blunt rounded points.
And this morning I've used these four single points more than I ever had since I bought them.
The knitting is slowing a little as I get out to the 50+ stitch rows, but a 200-stitch round still goes faster than the 1000 or so I am up to on "Tulip Time."