Saturday, April 9, 2011

Knit Natters

We are meeting at 1:00 at Barbara's house.  Doris is coming by at 12:15 to drive over there.  She'll see the house in a mess, because I've been rushing to put together the Brother demo for today.  My only show-and-tell is the Goldilocks book and DVDs.

I decided to teach some trims made on the main bed at club.  I had to knit them on the bulky because my standard is busy with a mirror-image lace shawl.  I'll do 'em on the standard at Barbara's house, though, and they'll look more delicate and generally better. 

I have done so much editing, packing orders, bookkeeping and good old working (I have a day job!) lately that my knitting coordination is bad this week, but coming back as I worked the trims and the shawl. 

New goal:  knit more, less admin stuff related to knitting.  Maybe, maybe not!  I have gotten addicted to teaching folks to knit.

For club, I used some simple hand-manipulated trims that have been around a while and then I fiddled and came up with about 8 or 9 fresh ones.  (I came up with 8 or 9 new ones that were suitable for the trash, too, which is always how it is.)  I had to type 'em up, too and run copies.  That's my demo for today.

And I'm picking up the Studio machine I'm buying for the purpose of Studio-ifying my enchanted lace edgings.  Exciting, huh? 


  1. I am a TOTAL kntting newbie. I want to knit very lightweight stretchy tube tops from cotton, linen or rayon yarns with a knitting machine. What machine would be easy for me to learn on and accomplish this one task? My email address is for any replies.
    Thank you,

  2. What kind of Studio machine will you be getting?

  3. It's a Studio 700 with punch card and a lace carriage. Got it at the house now. Now time to play until after the Denver seminar. So sad; need to knit more!