Thank you, Dorisanne, for the vintage postcard of Sea Street Beach in Hyannis Port, Cape Cod, MA.
My Auto Knitter sock machine is the bane of my existence. That machine refuses to knit at the gauge I want. It refuses to make socks in the fabric density that I prefer. It gives me loosey-goosey fabric that will wear out the first time the socks are put on feet and walked in shoes. This machine has to go!
I try to like it. It was my first. I've sent it to "The Doctor" and he made adjustments, added new bits and pieces (washers, heel spring) and aaaack! it still throws up when I get the tension where I want it. I should have spent yesterday afternoon decluttering instead of trying to make that monster do my bidding. At least I'd have something more to show for it today than a see-through half a sock. Or I could have worked on some handknitting. Something! Anything!
There is a new machine on the market, the New Zealand Auto Knitter (NZAK). I gotta get me one of those! I wonder would Jackie take a trade in? I know I could get the perfect 1 x 1 ribbing, 60 stitch stockinette using my favorite yarns (Opal, Regia, Lorna's Laces) from one of those. That's it! I'm ordering one this year during the CSMSA Conference in July. You heard it here first folks! And I'm getting a stand too!!!
Bona Fide Knitter