Just a quick post to say that the CSM day went really well; raffle prizes were won (wine and chocs); socks were knitted and new things learned. I learnt I can remove and insert needles without taking the spring off (doesn't work if there's a stitch involved though) and I also played with various ribs. M brought some notes on how to knit a CSM version of the sweet tomato heel so I also had a go at that. Martyn was probably the only person to actually finish with some socks to show for it.
My CSM with white stand courtesy of IKEA. Note the cunning counterweight bricks...
Mia's wonderful fairisle socks - she does the fairisle on the CSM, must have the patience of a saint!!
Mary: proof that you can knit more things than just socks:
Various ribs - working left to right 4x1, 3x1, 2x1, 1x1. Note the size change - I did not change the tensions on the machine
Sweet tomato heel:
More pictures here