All posts tagged: knitting machine

Holiday revelations

Christmas Markets Stuttgart

The festive season is finally done and dusted and it’s time to get back into the swing of things. Right now, this is involving aching all over from the revived exercise regime and reviewing all my recent extravagant eBay purchases and Christmas DIYs, oh, and working out exactly what to do with my growing stash in 2015. As with any New Year, there’s a hint of sadness, based largely around …

A miserable introduction to machine knitting (kein Spaß beim Maschinenstricken)

Toyota KS901 Knitting Machine/sStrickmaschine

So, I’ve acquired a Toyota KS901 knitting machine together with the KR506 ribber (Feinstricker). Apparently, this makes it a double-bed machine, although what this actually looks like in practice is still beyond me. I say ‘acquired’, I actually transported the machine through four countries on three connecting trains over a 12-hour period, which is right up there with the most stupid and painful things I’ve ever done, but I …