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knitting machine

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Last week I received a tip off text from my good friend Ruth Green.  “Knitting machine in Extra Care Charity Shop £30″ From the picture below you can guess the rest.

It came with a box full of accessories but no instructions.

Since I’ve only ever seen other people use knitting machines I needed help.  Help arrived in the form of Liz Healy.  After a cup of tea and a chat we got down to the serious work of setting up the machine and testing it out.

I’m happy to report that it seems to work fine.  I also found an instruction manual on Ebay for 99p.  I just need to buy some suitable guage wool for it as my hand knit stash is too thick.

50’s dress

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

I made this 50’s insipred dress for my New Year’s Eve celebrations.  The fabric came from Ebay and is a 50’s original.  There was just enough for the dress but not for the facings - don’t tell anybody.  I created the pattern myself and am very proud of it.  My pattern cutting course is paying off.

We went out to Ladywood Rockabilly night which was brilliant.  I got my head round ‘strolling‘.  It’s a bit like line dancing but with much better music.

I ended my celebrations dancing in a kitchen to The Knife’s Like a Pen.  It was a very Happy New Year indeed