Monday, December 14, 2015

A New Machine for Me

The top photo is my most advanced swatch!  My first successful one!  The heel weights and latch tool weight helped to keep from having dropped stitches.  Second photo is the new baby.  Last photo ismy first effort,dropped needles and all.i am happy to be making progress!Because a friend was giving up the machine knitting phase of her life, I am now the lucky owner of several new machines. The most exciting member of the crew is. passap Duo80.  I am a rank beginner, but I am documenting my first two efforts. There is no place but up from here!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Sewing My Knitting Together

O. I made two more garments on my Brother knitting machines but only have a photo of one. This one is the Take a Turn sweater by Mary Anne Ogre. It can be downloaded I for free on Ravelry.  I omitted the cables, but otherwise carefully followed the pattern directions. The yarn was purchased from Newton'S Yarn Country in Anaheim.  I'm not sure of the color, but the yarn is their Four Seasons brand.  Anyway, I am improving and enjoying the process.  I am also considering the collection of vintage machines to be one of my new hobby!  It is fun, challenging, and a great consumer of space!