06 Feb 19

If you do a search on the Internet for Knitting Machines, you will find a vast array of different types and prices that you can buy on the second-hand market.  For a beginner, new to machine knitting, this can be very overwhelming and confusing.  It It can be difficult to decide which knitting machine to […]

26 Jan 19

The 1970s/80s introduced garment shaping or contour devices or charting devices that provided visual pattern guides as an alternative to written instructions. The Knitmaster version was called a KnitRadar or Knit Contour and the Brother version was called a KnitLeader.  Some knitting machines had these incorporated into the main bed, but external ones could be […]

22 Jan 19
Herman Hills Farm

Editing photos for knitting

16 Jan 19
Vacations Our Way

7DMT – Seven Dwarfs Mine Train (aka SDMT) AA – The American AdventureAA – Audio-Animatronics [The *robot* characters in the attractions.]AB – Abled Bodied (healthy people) ADR – Advance Dining ReservationAH – After HoursAK – Disney’s Animal KingdomAKL – Animal Kingdom LodgeAKV – Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas [a DVC Resort]AoA – Disney’s Art of Animation ResortAP – Annual PassAP – Artist PointAS2 – Alien Swirling Saucers BatB – […]

14 Jan 19

A very early knitting machine was created in 1589 by an English clergyman called William Lee for knitting socks/stockings in the 16th century.  However, Queen Elizabeth did not want to put hand knitters out of work and so William went to France who supported the idea and slowly the sock machine spread and developed throughout […]

22 Oct 18
Herman Hills Farm

I recently took an online class from Olgalyn Jolly.  Olgalyn is a knit textile and knitwear designer in NYC. She also teaches at the Fashion Institute of Technology and the Textile Arts Center.  When I saw she was offering an online class, I quickly signed up.  Her class answered my many questions about sewing knits.  I highly […]