Monday, January 25, 2010

"Saturday's Crank In....."

Saturday was the monthly crank in at the Hawthorne Branch Library. Wouldn't you know it, but I got so involved with the things, I totally forgot to take photos until I was about to leave! Thankfully, some people were still there and working so I could take a few shots of them.

Unfortunately, I do not recall ever being introduced to the woman in white. John is a very experienced sock machine knitter (he even has a video out) and is teaching both women. Martha is new to machine sock knitting, too. She got her machine around the same time as I did.

Don and I met Joan (in blue) while at Rainbow Fleece Farm's open house a few years ago. She was demonstrating how to use a drum carder. SHE is the person who planted the seed for my getting one. ;) Pat, is my CSM guru. She has given me numerous tips for working on my NZAK. She also solved my tension "issue" when attempting to knit heels. Pat is holding a "chain" of mittens that John knitted and brought in to show. Joan has a pair of socks that she knitted during the crank in. Although I don't have a photo of them, Pat knitted 5 socks (!) while at the crank in. Experience shows!

And.....speaking of heels. I FINALLY had success yesterday in knitting a complete heel with not one problem. Hopefully, the stars will continue to stay aligned when I am working on the CSM! ;)


MollyBeees said...

Looks like fun. Can folks pop in and watch your crank ins?

EL said...

Congratulations on your sock making. I was wondering about the man John you mentioned in your blog. What is the video he made?