Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Socks by Bob - Here's an admirable gentleman!

Check out this article and video about an octogenarian man who has made over 10,000 pairs of socks for shelters:


Wow.  What a terrific charity knitting project!

He has built his own circular sock knitting machine, and he's apparently making long, long tubes of stockinette, which he later turns into tube socks.  I am curious how they are finished.  I cannot tell from the photos, but I suppose you could simple serge the toe end and the top end, or use a sewing machine.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Inspiration with Ozlorna

She's doing some beautiful things with tuck stitch and punch cards:


Sunday, February 5, 2017

Video for February - Horizontal Ribbed Band

Here's February's video:

This is a very basic ribbed band that is reliable for cardigans.  The ribbing stabilizes the edge, and these buttonholes are a great basic.