Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The Cranky Knitter

Tuesday evening The Farmer was the featured entertainment at a local knitters' guild. Last week when we attended the spin-in at the local yarn store, someone noticed his nice socks. Asked him if he knitted. "No," he said. They asked me. "No," I said. Somehow they pried it out of him that he had this machine at home that knitted...

So fast forward to yesterday, when he and his machine were the CENTER of attention at the guild meeting. I enjoyed the show immensely. Polite greetings and chit-chat started the meeting off, and everyone had a knitting project that they pulled out to work on. After The Farmer was introduced, he started cranking the machine and explaining. Every set of needles went down on its chair, and there was an instant huddle around the machine.

What fun! I think at least one person in that knitters' guild has a new item on her wish-list...

I included enough of the surroundings in the yarn store in the photo so that you could drool over the goods. I LOVE yarn stores, and it's a mighty good thing that I don't work in one, or I'd be in perpetual debt.

Now. Stop reading and go buy something at your local yarn store. These stores are a treasure, and we can't lose them!


  1. Thanks for your comment on my blog. I'm putting your blog on my reading list. I's nice to hear what other farm people are doing.
    Is the knitting machine a new one or an old one? I've been looking for one but they're hard to come by.

  2. Can we get a close up of the machine so we can see how it does it's thing, very interesting. I'd love to see it in action.

  3. Val, it's an old one. We don't know exactly how old. It's an AutoKnitter, made in Canada, and it was a case of being in the right place at the right time.

    Deep, I'll see what I can do. No video capabilities, here, or I'd do that for you. Hey--I hear they have video of these on YouTube. Maybe you can search?

  4. WOW--would you have thought a few years ago you would have the farmer knitting socks in a yarn store? Then again 2 years ago I would not have been outside in temps below zero doing chores either.

    Looks like fun. Is this store able to sell any of your yarn for you?


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