Wednesday, May 14, 2008

It's been a while since I've posted. I've been working on knitting a toe-up sock using the Magic Loop technique. That's a really great technique. Much better than struggling with double pointed needles. My first sock came out a tad big. I made some adjustments and started a second sock. That sock looked like it was going to be a bit too small, plus I messed up the gusset & heel part, so I ripped it back to before the gussets and am starting that part over. When the second sock is done, I'll post a photo.

I've also been teaching a few crochet classes at Hank's Yarn and Fiber store. That's been really great.

I'm also knitting a shawl from an 1864 pattern that was in Godey's Ladies Book. It's taking so long to finish that I'm really getting tired of working on it. Hopefully it'll be done within the next month or so.

Several weeks ago, I went to a spring festival. There was a booth with a man who restores and sells antique sewing machines. I'm now the proud owner of a 1927 Singer 128K hand crank sewing machine. I'm really excited about it.