It's hazardous business playing wordgames in a language you'r not totally comfortable with. I just can't help it. It made me smile and giggle like a 17-year old, which is very rare, so I salute it. After all that is a very long time ago, and at my age everything should be allowed. Wordgames especially;-)
Let's talk knots.
I was given the advise to use a millner's needle when practicing the bullion knot.
I scrapped the sad cloth I'd practised on with some wool and found a piece of very old handwoven linnen and started over. I also decided to use 3 strands of dmc cotton floss - which went fine, although I did not see it coming.
It is veeeeeeery small.
The hoop is only 10 cm (4") and those bullion knots are supertiny but looks absolutely cute blown up in the pictures.
Uhhhhh.....they just don't look so good when blown that much up. On the other hand you can see EVERYTHING!
Out of the 17 knots I'm pleased with one. Most of them are too loose and should have had a couple of extra 'twists/swirls' on the needle.
But they were a breeze to make with the millner's needle.