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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 28, 2017

Episode 29 - Getting On

Please join in the Ravelry group for this podcast.

Rave - Major Crimes TV show
Rant - Down with time change!


The Michigan Machine Knitting Guild has a group on Ravelry. Our next meeting is March 20.
April 1 is a CSM crank-in in Lake Orion, MI put on by the Heritage Spinning and Weaving shop.
The Erlbacher Gearhart Crank-In and Homecoming event in Cape Girardeau, MO is a huge event for sock machine knitters. April 5-9.
April 7-8, 2017 is the Spring Fling Knit Knack Shop, Peru, IN, Charlene Shafer, 765-985-3164,
The Ann Arbor Spring Fiber Expo is April 8-9 at the Washtenaw County, MI fairgrounds.
A DAK workshop with Charlene Shafer is April 21-22 in Monroe, MI at the Quality Inn. Contact Cathy Reaume at
Susan Guagliumi is organizing a meeting on April 22 in CT to talk about starting a New England machine knitting guild.
April 28-29, 2017 is Purls of Joy, Princeton, MN, Cindy Schmatz, 612-390-1279,                                  
Carolinas Machine Knitters Guild seminar May 5-6 in Raleigh, NC features Mary Anne Oger, Mike Becker, and April Mills.
The Techknitters Machine Knitting Club is bringing Helen Koshak to Burr Ridge, IL on May 6-7. Helen will be teaching various stitches and edges on Saturday and DAK on Sunday. Cost is $40/day or $75 for both days.
Susan G is also teaching a two day class called Machine Knitting Sweater Workshop on May 20-21 in CT.  Students will make a sweater from start to finish.
July 21-22, 2017 is the Monroe Machine Knitting seminar in Monroe, MI. Contact Cathy Reaume at
July 29-30, 2017 is Founders’ Fest Seminar, Midwest Machine Knitters’ Collaborative, Plymouth MN.
Stitches Midwest is August 3-6 in Schaumburg, IL.
The Michigan Fiber Festival is August 18-20 in Allegan, MI.
For the Eastern, WI Machine Knitters Guild event on September 23, contact Grace Lindo at 262-227-8329 or Lynn Meyer at 414-588-4971.

If you know of any other events, near or far, let me know and I’ll add it to the list.

I want Alice Starmore’s 3 ply Hebridean yarn for the Margaret Beaufort cardigan.

Hand Crafting
I am crocheting the Granny Stripes afghan in sock yarn scraps.
The Visser water bottle cozy with Alpaca Sox yarn was frogged to be reborn in different yarn.

Machine Knitting
I made several pairs of socks on my Legare CSM lately with these yarns: Knit Picks Stroll Tweed, Knit Picks Stroll, Opal, Kroy Sock, Ambiente.
My curtain panels use pattern #532 from Stitchworld Pattern Book for Brother machines.
Knit weaving on a non-patterning knitting machine video.
Fibonacci sequence of numbers

Resources - Old Books
Ribbing Attachment Parts 1 and 2 by Mary Weaver
The Rowan/Brother Designer Machine Knitting Book by Stephen Sheard
The Machine Knitting Book - how to design and create beautiful garments on your knitting machine by John Allen
The Machine Knitter’s Design Book by Hazel Pope

VitaMeataVegeMin - How I drink vinegar
Into a quart sized Mason jar pour in a glug, glug of Bragg’s Organic Apple Cider Vinegar and a heaping tiny spoonful of organic stevia sweetener. Add ice and water to fill. Drink before dinner. Drink two of these during hot weather. It helps to curb my appetite and keep me hydrated.