The lady made it look so easy and I dreamed of cranking out socks with a machine like hers, one after the other.
When Zach gave me the machine it needed some work. It had a good glow of rust on many parts mixed with an oily lint build up and most of the needles were broken or bent.
In the beginning we were able to crank out a few things that resembled a sock, but the machine is very temperamental. I'm not sure if it's something I'm doing wrong, or if this machine is just finicky.
This is where we gave up for the day.
I'm going to keep at it though, and see if I can get the hang of things. Hopefully I'll be able to share some sock knitting posts and videos with all of you in the future.
Even if I can't get a sock made, I can share how the machine works, how it goes together, and some of the history behind these fascinating machines. They have quite a story to tell!