Friday, October 27, 2006

The New Zealand Auto Knitter #2

This is the New Zealand Auto Knitter. Jacquie Grant in New Zealand started a manufacturing business to build these sock knitting machines. The first 10 are special as they are numbered and custom painted. This one is # 2, made especially for me. These collector machines come with a stand and 5 cylinders and 5 ribber plates.
Jacquie is also manufacturing Production machines. They will be painted black, but the owners have the option of adding many cylinders and ribbers.There is a small tray on the right side of the picture. This tray is removable and usually used for holding needles. Jacquie's web site is

Friday, October 20, 2006

Knitting Projects

This is slow progress, but I am making headway. Only about 10 inches to go on the length, then the neck band and it will be finished. Today is New Year's day 2007.

This is a current Knit Along project called "Kerry". I'm using Black Water Abbey yarn in Pippin color. Because I love green, this will be for me! Yippee!!

This is an aran sweater I started for my husband some time ago, but I keep getting side tracked! This is so beautiful, I think I need need to get-er-done! It's called "Rick's Aran" from the newsletter, "Twists and Turns" by Janet Szabo. I'm using Brown Sheep yarn in Blue Boy color.
This is called "Sandy" from the book "Big Girl Knits ". I made this for myself and finished it the first of October. I used Brown Sheep yarn in Turkish Olive and Noro yarn.