For the last two years I have been attempting to make socks on my antique Gearhart circular sock machine. I joined a local group and go to the meetings but I just couldn't get the hang of it. I seldom tried at home because it was just too frustrating. Well, persistance paid off and I have finished two pair of socks. They aren't perfect but they are good enough to give to friends! This is the first pair, with the toes pinned together. I have since learned how to do the Kitchener stitch and sewed the toes shut. This pair is for me. The second pair is going to be a
Birthday gift for a friend.
In August there is a CSM Crank In. Three days of sock making with all the helpful advice you could ever want. I am signed up for two classes, lace making on the CSM, and mittens. It is being held at a hotel about 20 minutes from home, how great is that? It took ten years to find a sock machine after falling in love with them at the Finger Lakes Fiber Arts Festival. Hard to believe but I found one in a box at a yard sale, then I found a second one at a little thrift shop. I would never knit socks by hand, but I love using the antique machine.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Well, here it is, the finished sweater. I can fit myself and one other person inside, but I am going to wear it anyway. I really like the purple stripes, it may have been too boring without them. I lost the chip for my camera with all my pictures on it, but it magically reappeared a few days ago. (That is my excuse for not posting on this blog for months.) I really love the pattern, but if I made it again it wouldn't be quite so wide. One size doesn't really fit all.