Tuesday, February 19, 2008
It has been very cold and I have been feeling under the weather but I have still been knitting like a mad woman. I haven't been playing with my machines much because of the under-the-weather-ness but it it easy to knit in bed. I'd go into more detail but I am tired, so click the pictures to get to the patterns.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Yesterday I was sick but I wanted to still be productive so I knit a match to a sock I had mad a few weeks ago. Unfortunately I used the wrong keyplate in my USM and now I have a momma bear and a baby bear sock. So heed my advice and do not knit while sick. I have been trying to learn how to translate hand knitting patterns into machine knitting patterns. It has been an adventure to say the least but I am having a lot of fun. Learning to machine knit has been very exciting. I haven't been this passionate about any craft since I first learned how to sew. So now instead of always being covered in thread I am covered in yarn. I'm having fun and I am feeling better.
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Hello, my name is Cheryl and I am a sock-aholic. I finally got around to trying to make some Alltogether socks on my USM. It took four tries for me to make a perfect pair, but I really do love them. Thank you Heidi for writing up such a cool tutorial. There is nothing better than not having any seams to sew up once you are done knitting them. I was so happy that I didn't have to sew anything that I embroidered all over them! I got my inspiration from some embroideries I saw on a pairs of Knucks on knitty.com. I''m still cleaning and learning how to use my new knitting machines and so far they seem to be in good working order. I'll keep you posted.