Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Machine knitting day whatever (no longer counting)

By day 4 I was no longer losing stitches at the ends, but I did finally drop one in the middle of the row.  I didn't catch it in time and it ran.

I don't think I did a very good job of picking it up, so I dropped another and let it run.  Fixing it went better the second time.

Next I decided to try knitting different yarns from my tiny stash, only to discover that moths had gotten to it!  This is all I could get out of the ball of gray yarn.

Isn't it pretty?  And it looks just like "real" knitting.  And finally I tried some slightly nubby tweed stuff (the actual color is a dark olive).

Sis has offered to put together a yarn package for me to play with, until I'm confident enough to start a real sweater.  Which should be soon.

In the meantime, I have no place to sew.  I'm thinking of moving the knitting machine to the top of the old ironing board, since it's easier to use while standing.


pam said...

You are having lots of fun! Are the cats playing with the dangling yarns or are they scared of it?

Annie said...

I am having fun! The cats don't show up when I'm using it, but balls of yarn mysteriously become unwound. Not that anyone is admitting to it.