(as always, click any picture to embiggen)
These are all my sock yarn, hand cranked on a sock machine by my good friend Barb. She charges $15 per pair and if you want it done, I can give you the info. If you want it done out of my sock yarn, then we can talk. These fit like a GLOVE! I love them all!
And, yes, my very own New Zealand Auto Knitter arrived last Thursday. Purchased over 18 months time from Jacquie Grant down under. I saved up each month and paid her a little bit at a time from my yarn sales and I finally paid it off and here she is!
And, here I am trying her out at our bi-annual knitting retreat up in Buena Vista, CO with the Arvada Knitters. There is a STEEP learning curve that's for sure. It's tricky, but fun and challenging at the same time. Stay tuned for possible sock updates. It'll be awhile. My very good friend Christie named her "Birdie" because of her color and it fits. When I was struggling pretty badly, she told me I needed to talk to Birdie in soothing tones. I'm afraid I scared her a little bit.
The cover I bought is excellent. It stands up like an easel and has a place on the other side for a pad of paper or note cards, and a pen. I can put all of my PDF's of my patterns on there, and my many books. It's awesome! Happy Early Birthday to me! (not really until May 13th)
On the knitting front? I've nothing to show.... I've over done it with my right wrist and even typing is killing my arm, so I must stop now. Have a great week everyone!