Thursday, 9 May 2013

My little vintage loom

 I have to produce a few sample of weaving, so my little Weavemaster has been retrieved from hibernation. It belonged to my mother, and we used it as children, so it's good to see it again.
Better luck with this, I hope!!

Knit one, purl one and dropped stitches

I recently went through the torture of trying to learn how to use a knitting machine with some other students.
I was excruciatingly bad at it - definitely not for me. Knitting needles any time, thank you.
After about an hour this was produced, mostly done under the guidance of a fellow student and tutor.
It was the only piece that wasn't full of holes and odd loops. All the others suffered from dropped stitches, wool coming off the hooks when I moved the shuttle over them and so on... aaaagh!