I'm in Love!
Oh my. I'm kicking myself right now. I bought a Ultimate Sweater Machine (knitting machine) from a friend of mine who was moving in April. And I've left it in the box until today, mostly because I didn't have anyplace to set it up (it's a little less that 4 ft. long). So I finally went out today, and bought a length of shelving, and a couple of C clamps, and attached it to my old kitchen table which is dwelling in the basement storeroom. Then set it up.
Wow. I followed the directions and watched the VCR tape, and started knitting. It's nothing short of miraculous. I did a practice piece, which went well, except for some curling, but I know that can be fixed with blocking and with a border. Then I started a baby blanket with some Bernet Baby Boucle I had just sitting around. In less time that it will take me to set up this blog entry (about 1/2 hour) I had this much done:
That's from tabletop to floor...each block of colour is 30 rows tall. In a half hour. And it looks great!
I really think that if I had enough colours and yarn (I need to pick up some "boy" colours like blue and green and a few more balls of white) and if I didn't have to got to work tonight, I think I could finish this in 3 - 4 hours. Even with the crochet edging.
I am so psyched. This is going to be a great fall. Crafting is going to be fun again!