Due to some scheduled maintenance on the water system in our house over the weekend, I was unable to make any soap or lotions. That didn’t stop me though — I simply broke out the ol’ knitting machine. A girl’s gotta do something to
keep out of trouble…er….keep busy!
My husband recently bought a new suede winter jacket. It’s nice enough, but it needed some splashes of color to liven it up a little. With winter coming soon (*I hope), I decided to make him a couple of scarves to keep his neck warm.
If you have never tried machine knitting, you really should give it a try. It would have taken me months or longer to hand-knit these scarves. They are really long — over 6 feet long each.
In one weekend I was able to make two scarves with my knitting machine. Actually the scarves themselves only took a couple hours each (Just long enough to take in Series 4 of Sherlock). The rest of the time was spend setting up my machine because I had it packed away for the summer.
It’s not really “cheating” to use a knitting machine. There is nothing automatic about it at all. There is a ton of skill and technique involved, not to mention the design and finishing. It’s simply a “different” type of knitting skill that goes much faster than traditional hand-knitting. It does have a learning curve, but if you do know how to knit, it goes much faster because some of the skills transfer.
Anyhow, not a very exciting weekend, I’m afraid, but I thought I’d share something a little bit different. Actually I did have fun after all, and am already planning doing a fair-isle scarf for him next. 🙂 Maybe next weekend, who knows?