Sunday, October 29, 2006

A post for Dave

I knew there was something I forgot to tell you about the fiber retreat I attended. Someone there (and I never really figured out who) had an antique sock knitting machine. Heavy iron beastie and it really didn't take up much space since it stood perpendicular. Reminded me of my old meat grinder that my mom used for everything. There was always quite a crowd around it, and I was a bit manic so I didn't wait my turn to get really up close and personal but it was quite amazing! The lady would turn the handle and it just knit. Makes sense to me for the ribbing/top..and even the foot, but I have no idea what it did for heels/toes. There were several socks there that had been made on it, and I think they were made over Friday and Saturday morning. I just don't understand, but then I am thinking of buying and IPOD for Dummies book so I can even figure out what one I really need.

5 comments:

Dave Daniels said...

OMG! That is TOO cool. That's the one that I want. They are so interesting, being a part of history. I've been doing a TON of reading on them. That's great you were able to sorta get close to one.
Thanks for the post and the pics!

Ann said...

Wow..a magical sock knitting machine..how cool is that???

Susan said...

Dave, puts a whole new spin on "cranking out a sock"! It was really fun to watch it happen.

~FParis said...

Too cool indeed!! Even I want one of those!! heh heh

cat said...

How cool is that?!?! Wow that is really neat and it makes heels even. WOW!!!
Hugs!!