Last year I came across a 1930s pattern which used embroidery floss to knit, (yes knit), small figures which could then be worn as a brooch or pin. As you can imagine, it was quite fiddly but certainly different. I have never come across any patterns like that before. Now I have some spare embroidery floss, perhaps I should try knitting a fairy or angel for the winter festivities in December? V small knitting pins required.