The folks at Mochimochi Land recently sent me a Tiny Ballerina Kit to review. The product is available for $12 and comes with the pattern and enough yarn to make three wee ballerinas. In theory, this is fun and adorable. In reality, I am all thumbs when working with DPNs and it was not much fun for me. The pattern is well written and easy to follow. As long as you’re familiar with the techniques used it isn’t difficult to execute. But, boy was it fiddly. I am not in the practice of making inch and a half high ballerinas. If you are the kind of person that loves itty bitty details and miniature things, this is the pattern for you. I am not this person. While the kit and pattern are more than adequate to make this project, I just couldn’t bring myself to make more than one ballerina. I fumbled through one ballerina over several lunch breaks at work, since the kit is practically pocket sized you could take it anywhere. Overall it took me about 2.5-3 hours to make one ballerina with all the details and even mostly just sticking all the loose ends in the middle to add to the stuffing. This will soon be in the hands of Zooey, who is sure to love and treasure this tiny dancer, but I just can’t bring myself to make another two of them.
Overall, I probably won’t make another ballerina or dive into the world of miniature knits further. I’ve learned that it’s just not my thing. It doesn’t mean it’s not your thing. If you love tiny details and tiny projects, give it a go!