Wednesday, January 27, 2010

"Success!........(mostly)"

Here are my "practice" heels. The top section with the yarn in strands is my "set up bonnet" that I used to get started knitting on the sock machine and is continually reused. I left mine on for the photo and will cut the blue scarp yarn so that I will be able to reuse it again.


My 1st successful sock! Once again, I used another set up bonnet that I had previously knitted on the machine (practicing until I had a good one). As you can see from the numbers on my set up bonnet, I'm using my sock machine cylinder with 72 needles. I knitted a sock with a "hung hem", which is a folded over top edge (next to the blue on the left). I still have to hand stitch the toe together, but will be studying a video on You Tube before I attempt that yet. Eventually, I will also be knitting ribbed socks, but I need more instruction on using my ribber before I begin one.


Here is my 2nd sock of the pair (obviously the photo was taken with different lighting). I was doing fine until knitting the toe when the yarn broke. Why? I have no idea, but know I couldn't use it after that, thus it came off the machine. Today is another day, eh? ;)


7 comments:

chetfwol said...

I see you got the NZAK. What cylinders did you get and why? How long did it take to get it ? We are interested in NZAK. Never done this before and are looking to get one. I'm up here in De Pere

Chet

MadCityMike said...

Chet,
It took just a little less than 2 weeks to get it from New Zealand. I asked Jacquie for her suggestion as to which cylinders to get (you get 2, plus 2 ribbers) and she sent me the 64 and 72.
Send me your email address and I will let you know when the next crank in meets in February. You could stop in and see a variety of machines at work. I do know that a friend has a non-NZAK for sale.
Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

chetfwol said...

Mike - where on you site is your email address so I can send mine to you
Chet

chetfwol said...

I'll try this once and see if it works

MadCityMike said...

Chet,
both of your comments came to my inbox of my mail. down below this box is my email address, otherwise your's will show up on here if you send it that way, which i'm sure you do not want to do. :)

chetfwol said...

Mike - got your replys but there was no email address in the message or box. I see that both the messages I sent via email appeared on your blog page
chet

MadCityMike said...

badger4u@sbcglobal.net