Friday, November 27

Garter and lace...

Had more of a play with my "new" garter carriage last night - it casts on and off by itself, too! And it worked straight away! The seller said it didn't look like it had had much use, so I am a very lucky bunny.

Also had a go with the lace carriage last night, which was not so successful. It kept dropping stitches, and not on a particular needle. It was ok, but it was time-consuming having to squint at every row to check if it was ok. I often wonder why we machine knitters put ourselves through all this hassle? Because you'd think automating something should make it faster and easier, but it ain't necessarily so! As I was telling someone the other night, it just allows me to make mistakes even faster, with the added "bonus" of the possibility of breaking my toes if I drop weights on them.

3 comments:

Leslie said...

Re. the lace carriage -- I had the same problem until it occurred to me to use it without the ribber attached. I.e., so the main knitter bed was flat on the table, not angled up as it is when the ribber is attached. Hope that helps.

Monique said...

...with the added "bonus" of the possibility of breaking my toes if I drop weights on them...
LOL!

Laritza said...

It is faster and easier once you figure it out :)