08 June 2009

a picture...

...tells a thousand words. well, a couple of hundred or so words depending on what i write. here we have a photograph of mr robotington with his girlfriend Rachel. she is a purple-y colour and they are sitting on my knitting machine. i bought it over two and half years ago at a village auction for three pounds. it has been sat in a box for a very long time so this weekend, the mister's mum and i got it out and set it up. she showed me how to cast on, knit, knit with a pattern card and cast off. the bit that i knitted is at the side of mr robotington. it knits so fast. i am awaiting some blank pattern cards so i can punch my own pattern on one and get knitting my own designs. it came with a ribber, a lace thing and some other mechanical bits but i have just kept out the main bit and a bit that allows me to knit more than two colours. i am a little bit excited.