Saturday, June 07, 2008

Spring City, PA Machine Knitting Seminar 7 June 2008

I just returned from Spring City, Pennsylvania after attending just one day of the 2 day machine knitting seminar sponsored by the Spring City Knitters/Machine Knitters Guild of PA. Sorry no pictures, I forgot to bring my camera.

Although I was only able to attend one day of the two day seminar, I had a wonderful time. I haven't been to a machine knitting seminar since 1988 whe I atended my last one in Temple Texas (thanks to Dottie Hyden-Burks).

The group made me feel right at home. It is not hard to feel that way when you are next to so many people with the same interests as you.

Thanks all of you for such a great day immersed in machine knitting - especially Passap!

Monday, June 02, 2008

Christening Gown

I have been working on a gift for a friend since April who is due to have a baby girl in June. It is now June and I don't have the whole thing knit. I found this pattern in the 1997 July/August Machine Knitter's Source.

Here is the top which I have put together. There is lace on the bottom of the sleeves. This has not been blocked yet. The brown is the waste yarn that will get yanked out once I have all the stitches sewn up together.

And here is the back. It will get a snap at the top.

The pictures don't do it justice. I need to hurry up and finish it and then post the final pictures for you to see.

I thought I had the whole bottom piece knit but when I put the back with the front I realized that the back was done on the wrong tension and now I have to knit the whole back again.

I am knitting this on my E6000 so the knit stitches are very, very tiny. So when trying to sew the pieces together it takes a small needle and lots of time to catch all of the little stitches.

The other huge project that I have taken on is to redo the garage before my husband comes home. It will be my gift to him. Plus it keeps me busy. All I can tell you is that it looks great. I finished up most everything this weekend. Now I need to clean it up and hang the last light. I can't post the pictures until later because I don't want him to know what it looks like.

I thought that I was stopped Sunday when the drill bit broke and the drill with the broken bit went through the top of my left thumb. It was very painful. I had to yank the nail out of the bleeding mess. I don't think you want to see a picture although I did take a few. I was able to gain my composure and finish up the workbench.