kerravonsen: Fiction/Poetry/Art: it's cheaper than therapy (cheaper-than-therapy)
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This morning, at a bit after eight, my front door bell rang. There was a parcel at the door (and a van driving away). So I brought the parcel in, and opened it. Aha! The knitting machine I had bought on Ebay! I unboxed it, assembled it, picked up the pinkish-purplish yarn that came with it, pulled up a browser window on Youtube and...

...Eight hours later...

I can haz one fingerless glove!
Using these instructions.
It is imperfect and uneven, but it does keep my hand warm. I made at least 6 attempts before I got all the way through the instructions without making an egregious mistake. (And I gave up on doing the ribbing altogether)
And, yes, that is what I have been doing all day. I haven't even had lunch, now that I think of it. Oops.
Still, I have a fingerless glove.
Mind you, there isn't enough left of the pinkish-purplish yarn to make another, so it is forever doomed to be a solo glove. Ah well.

ETA: 20:09

...Three hours later...

I have another glove. This one was done with the blue yarn which came with the knitting machine.
This glove is longer, and I did the (ribbed) thumb and (ribbed) cuff with hook-knitting rather than on the machine, because I felt that it gave me more control. And the thumb on this one looks a lot tidier.

Oh, it's past dinner time, isn't it?

Date: 2017-07-10 11:58 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] watervole
Woo hoo!

Date: 2017-07-10 04:40 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thewayne
Very nice! I made my wife an improvised Enkle(sp?) Loom once upon a time which she used to make a couple of not very good belts, so I bought her one for Xmas which I don't think she ever used. Oh, well. The author Elizabeth Moon posts frequently about her knitting, she does some pretty things, I don't know if she's transitioned to DW or if she's still just on her blog and LJ.

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