Once upon a time, while I was wandering around Ravelry, I came across the wonderful pattern that is Megan Wood's Vincent Cuff. The Vincent Cuff is a wide beaded bracelet designed to remind one of Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night knit on lace weight yarn with size 0000 needles. When I saw it, I immediately thought of two people - my Doctor Who loving friend Pammie and my Starry Night loving mother. So I ordered some deep blue lace weight yarn and some itsy bitsy pointy needles and picked up beads at the craft store. And then created a labor of love.
1. For the first one, I didn't have access to a color printer as mine having died after some toddler who shall not be named fed it cheddar. Printers don't eat cheddar. It kills them. Poor printer - death by cheddar. I copied each row with colored pencils onto grid paper.
2. The beads then had to be strung one at a time in the right order. (For the record, the best bead needle is GUM Eez-Thru Floss Threaders. They're also good for threading other needles.)
3. Knitting on size 0000 needles. Oy. Size 0000 needles have a 1.25 mm diameter. They are smaller than a toothpick. The stitches are tiny. Plus, I dropped a stitch a couple times and getting them on the needles again was a nightmare. Pammy has sworn not to look for the one stitch on hers that was picked up wrong and appears to be purled instead of knit. I noticed while casting off Mom's that one of her stitches was wrong and had to undo my cast off and drop down and fix it.
The end result, though, I am rather pleased with:
I called the first one "Starry" and the second one "Starry Starry" and if I ever make a third, it will be "Starry Starry Starry." (Original, I know...) I'm contemplating designing one that looks like the TARDIS as I have plenty of yarn left...