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Wednesday, 5 March 2008

Bond

Among the old knitting machines rescued from the tip, I also have an old Bond. Still in the box it was sent in and unopened. I tore a corner from the cardboard to discover what it was. There is also several other bits and pieces that belong to it. But I have never used a Bond, and was unsure whether to try. Having read Sue's description of hers and how much she loves it, I am now thinking I really should get it out and have a try. The only problem is that space is limited. So I am going to try and clear some space in the shop and see if I can set it up there. I know this will cut down on my hand knitting time, but wonder if there will be a way that I can incorperate the two. As there is no ribber, I wonder if doing the ribs by hand would be a good idea. I know you can do a rib on a Bond by dropping alterate stitches and then latching them up, but would the result be worth the effort? Yesterday I got little done as a friend and I went into to Hull for an eye test and a bit of retail therapy. Its great to browse through the big shops and M & S had some wonderful sale offers. I bought two sweaters, she says blushing. But I have not knitted anything for myself for over a year. That old enemy, lack of time again. Have I added any enteries to my diary since 2nd March? No, but think I can just remember last 2 days, so will take it to work with me and catch up. :)

2 comments:

Nutty Knitter said...

I know what its like to be 'timeless', my poor 360 is in my bedroom but I rarely manage to even give it a glance!I have a couple of little backs done, by the time the front/sleeves will be done my 8 wk old grandson will be going to school!

PaulaC said...

Many years ago when my children were small, it used to take me ages to finish hand knit things for them. That was the reason for my first knitting machine. But back then it was easy, I was a stay at home mum. Its so hard juggling everything. Have you thought of hand knitting a few baby items while watching TV at night?