Yesterday was the beginning of the new school year. Grandkids #3 and #4 are excited to be heading out on their new adventure.
While I was looking for a particular scrap of yarn, I opened a plastic bag and found this:
This was the beginning of my life as the Soxophone Player! The very first 'sock' that came off my sock machine. Be it ever so humble....
And this is another beginning for me on the sock machine. It is a 60 needle cylinder that I have placed on the Legare 400, temporarily replacing the 54 needle cylinder. This cylinder solved the dilemma of the 4 stitch repeat on the Welsh Country Stockings for a size medium.
The cylinder is a new manufacture from New Zealand and has been, um, sitting in the
For some reason doing fair isle on the 60 needle cylinder is much more pernickity than on the 72 or the 54. I can do it, but it's slower work as the secondary yarn wants to do its own thing...jumping under the latch hooks, riding over top of the primary yarn when it shouldn't, and all the naughty things that yarn like to do.
I am enjoying the Fair Isle work. But I also still love to work with self patterning yarns, especially predicatble ones like Fortissima #9048, from stash.
Size Medium, knit with the 54 needle cylinder.