Nutty for knitting....

I have discovered a new addiction...

A knitting machine! :) I was very generously given this knitting machine by a family friend when I was down in Illinois visiting my family in June. I had my first lesson on it Saturday before last and I think I am hooked! I have been experimenting with it ever since. I made a couple of sample pieces, and a couple of dishcloths and then attempted my first pattern. I made this baby sweater from a free pattern I found on the internet. I think it turned out soooo cute! I had three of the sweetest little buttons in my stash which worked perfectly for it. I will be donating it at church. I could see myself cranking out a bunch more of these in all sorts of colors. It is made with Red Heart's Luster Sheen yarn. I am now attempting to alter the sizing of this pattern by using a different yarn and a looser tension. For this on I am using Caron's Spa yarn which is an acrylic/bamboo blend. It is knitting up SO beautifully! It is wonderfully soft and has just a bit of a sheen to it. I have so many ideas running through my head now, LOL. I want to just experiment with all of them, but.... I do have some sewing I need to do, and unfortunately, they don't both fit on my sewing desk at the same time. Sigh...I guess I will have to pack her up for a couple of weeks while I finish the sewing I need to do.

2 comments:

Taryn said...

That sweater turned out great!

I've long wanted a knitting machine but haven't taken the plunge because I have so many other things that need to be done. I know I'd never get to them after that. And also, how many sweaters can we need living in central Texas. lol

amandajean said...

the sweater is just beautiful! is that the one that i saw in pieces when i was at your house?