Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Saturday, May 08, 2010
Here are the socks I made at the retreat. Only two pair because I also took classes on a different way to dye yarn and make socks with beads. It was a great retreat, but now I have to kitchner the toes closed and take off the hideous yellow waste yarn. I'm not in a hurry because these socks aren't for anyone special. I need to make more just to have a supply for gift giving and some times people contact me to buy home made socks.
I went to a sock machine retreat last weekend finally! I needed to get away and renew my sock knitting ability. It was great to be with my friends and sell some of my yarn stash. Oh and I sold a Legare 47 sock machine too. It was the last of my stash of fixer-upper machines, so that part of my hobby is over because it can be stressful.
My Goldie Sox machine (New Zealand Auto Knitter) is my favorite by far, but this time I decided to take my first machine (Canadian Auto Knitter) and renew my relationship with "her". She is a great friend and never skips a stitch! I had forgotten just how special she is, so here she is in all her glory.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
These are the leg warmers I was talking about. My friend wanted them to go over the knee so they needed to be extra long. They are 31 inches long and wide enough for average legs. You can see that I have ribbing on both ends so they will stay up on the leg and stay put at the ankle.
This is my Goldie! It's my favorite sock knitting machine and it's a work horse. Last week I made two pair of leg warmers for my friends. I have a picture of one pair. I was so excited about making the first pair that I forgot to get a picture before I gave them away. The first pair was made with regular sock yarn (self striping) and they were for a thin lady with small legs.
The second pair of leg warmers were a larger lady so I needed to adjust for bigger legs as well as make them longer for scrunching and folding down the leg. You will have to imagine them.