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Monday, November 26, 2012

Machine Knitting Monday

It may be difficult to tell from my posts, but I was once an avid machine knitter. I own six machines! Thus the name "knitmachinequeen." Some I bought and some were gifted. For some reason, after I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, I lost the desire to knit. Well slowly but surely the desire has returned.

Yesterday I took the time to reacquaint myself with one of the machines by making a hat. You know the adage "use it or lose it" that totally applied to my knitting prowess...or lack of. My first attempt resulted in a hat that might have fit an infant. Did I mention that hat was supposed to be for me? The second attempt was a total success and only took 10 minutes! Two needles...no way...try 360 and motorized!





My second attempt went so well that I think I'll knit a swatch and chart a cardigan. Stay tuned for my Machine Knitting Monday posts!

10 comments:

  1. WOW...what a great quickie to jump start your love for knitting.

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  2. The hat looks wonderful. Welcome back to knitting.

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  3. You are a woman of many talents! That's a great hat!

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  4. What a talent! You could even make a REAL knit pencil skirt!

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  5. I will love to read about this. I want a knitting machine! (Just not sure when I'd learn how to use it and where to keep it. But it's on my list. If you have suggestions about the best sorts of machines to make fine gauge knit sweaters (like cashmere), please tell us!

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  6. Wow! Smoking Needles is a understatement. Wow! The things you could knit.

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  7. Great quick hat! I don't believe I've ever seen a knit machine. Can you show photos of a couple of your machines?

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  8. it is so beautiful , you are a genius!
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  9. I was only looking for information on bamboo knitting needles, but that looks great! I love it, and with machine is really good to hear.

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