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Hand y Machine Knitting

Welcome to the Hand y Machine Knitting podcast.

Whether you knit fast or slow, you'll find a new episode each month to inspire and motivate you to get some knitting done!

Mar 26, 2016

Please join in the Ravelry group for this podcast.

The Michigan Machine Knitting Guild has a group on Ravelry.

A really big circular sock machine event is April 6-10 at Cape Girardeau, MO. Put on by the Erlbacher company.

The Spring Fiber Expo is coming up on April 9-10 in Highland, MI.

I’m going to Spring Fling 2016 in Peru, IN.

DAK workshop featuring Charlene Shafer for April 29 - 30. For more information, call Cathy directly at 734-243-3016.

28th Monroe Knitting Machine Seminar July 22 and 23 at Monroe County Community College. With the increased interest in machine knitting, this event may fill up early. Cathy’s email address is:

InterKnit Machine Knitting Guild fall seminar in Glen Elyn, IL October 8 - 9.

The Ladies Who Lunch had lunch at Biga Lora in Ann Arbor and had excellent thin crust pizza and beer.

We shopped for coned yarn at Forma Fiber Arts in Whitmore Lake, MI.

I did some grocery shopping at Hauxing market in Ypsilanti, MI.

I bought two knitting machines from my neighbor - the Brother 260E bulky gauge and the Brother 940 standard gauge.

I was able to buy a replacement needle here: Denise interchangeable needles on Ebay.

Check out the Ask Jack videos if you want to clean and lubricate your knitting machine.

Malabrigo Sock yarn shrinks in the dryer.

I frogged back to the heel the toe up socks with KnitCircus Gradient Stripes yarn. I need a stretchy rib for the leg.

I often use the Fish Lips Kiss Heel pattern by the Sox Therapist especially for toe up socks.

I re-started and re-paused the 10 Stitch Blanket by Frankie Brown. I’m using Zauberball yarn in the Tropical Fish colorway and incorporating the Waste Yarn Wrap technique for a totally reversible blanket by Lucy Neatby.

I broke one of my Lantern Moon Wood Sox Stix double pointed needles!

I used five colors of Rowan Pure Wool Worsted yarn for my tuck stitch blanket. If I don’t frog it for being too long and too narrow, I will use Diana Sullivan’s Scalloped Fold Over Trim for the edge.

I made a cast on rag using The Answer Lady’s YouTube video.

The Bond knitting machine videos by Cheryl Brunette demonstrate how weight is needed to cast on.