Thursday, January 3, 2013

Summer Knitting


My mum is the official "Queen of Machine Knitting"
I am very new to this hobby, but already I have my second machine.

At Christmas time I had lots and lots of lessons on how to drive this fancy machine.  It does all sorts of patterns and stitches, so I have lots of learning ahead.

Mum said I had to jump straight in and make a garment, so . . .

a waistcoat it was to be.  Lots of giggles, and late nights later, we came mighty close to finishing.

I still have to sew in a couple of loose ends.
I will post the finished garment sooooooon

Thanks to Marlene (the Queen's Accomplice) - for helping secure the new machine, and sharing so generously, some of her stash.
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10 comments:

Gary's third pottery blog said...

Oh my, such beauty...and "summer"! Gosh, we are in northern NY near Canada and it is about 8 degrees f right now, so I appreciate your beautiful items!

Kate said...

Annie that is amazing for a first go!! You are inspiring me - I just need more hours in the day !

Quiltedtime said...

I think you are quite a natural with that machine knitting. I am impressed!

Nikki said...

Oh my LORDY, woman..... you're a champion! GO YOU! (And a big hug for your Mum from me. She's an amazing teacher and a wonderful woman).

JB said...

How mum convinced you to attempt machine knitting on a Mildura summers day is beyond me however I guess I treat a hot day like a rainy one and do inside things and she does have an airconditioner so perhaps it is not so incredible. Good work, I think you will be a natural. Help is only a skype call away. Mum will be so pleased you are having a go!1569

Muddling Through said...

Clever Annie! I am so impressed. Can't wait to see the completed project.

Jenny said...

You are a natural-looks like you have a wonderful teacher too-hope your air conditioner is working:)

blandina said...

Good for you, you have all my respect and admiration in learning this new technique.

gaby@727m2 - a garden diary said...

Looks like fun and great to have such a knowledgeable person to learn from :)

Thimbleanna said...

Wow! That looks like so much fun -- I can't imagine being able to finish something so quickly! How are the little birdies doing?