Friday, 31 July 2020
While the pandemic is forcing us all to stay at home, it's the perfect opportunity to progress your knitting.
Good, bad or ugly, send your pics to firstname.lastname@example.org (or to Alison) and we will post them here so we can continue to enjoy our craft together.
Monday, 20 July 2020
I’ve still not knitted an actual garment on a knitting machine, but I have bought another machine.
I bought a complete heap of a Brother 710. After much scrubbing I managed to knit a few rows, but it was still misbehaving. I took it to bits a bit further, and have now got the push buttons working properly - it was selecting the needles almost randomly. There was a screw out of place in the module of the pattern selecting which was a pig to remove and almost as bad to replace.
The machine was sold as almost a pile of parts ,but I have sourced most things I needed for it, but I still need a couple of bits. I need a top cover/lid for it as the one it came with was for a KH864. If anyone needs a lid for a KH864 they are welcome to it.
I would also like to source a ribber for the 710 as I have the connector carriage thingy, some ribber weights and the screws to attach the ribber. If anyone has any 710 bits they would like to sell I would be interested. Here are a couple of photos of the state it was in and the fluff that came out of it !
Friday, 3 July 2020
Tuesday, 23 June 2020
I used a Marion Nelson pattern and a punchcard I found in my stash. The yarn is 2/30s acrylic also in my stash. I like the turquoise mix which has ‘bright’ acrylic giving it a sheen.
The body is a bit long, it’ll keep her kidneys warm. It’s difficult to get a proper fitting at present with not seeing her as much and then not been able to get close enough to measure the bits I need. Of course I didn’t do a tension square.
Tuesday, 2 June 2020
Hope to see you all soon.
Monday, 25 May 2020
For an interesting read, take a look at Fleet Knitting Club - ex-GMK members will know of Liz Holness, who was our Chairman for many years.
If I find any others with recent updates, I'll let you know.
Monday, 18 May 2020
Well I’ve finally finished my husband's jumper and I have also made a jumper for my grandson.
I have been busy setting up a second machine (my mum's knit master 323) it’s a lovely machine but so different to the Brother, such fun. I’m going to use the punch card patterns for my next project, I’m so excited.
I miss you all and can’t wait till we can meet again.
Stay safe and see you soon.
Monday, 11 May 2020
I have knitted two cushions inspired by Bill King’s article in last month’s Machine Knitting Monthly. Punching out the card nearly drove me mad but I am pleased with the result. I’m going to try more colours next.