N-Ewes from Hopeful Shetlands

Monday, October 17, 2011

Socks, Socks and More Socks

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My husband has been very busy of late cranking out pairs of beautiful socks on his antique sock machines. Years ago, I purchaed a Legare circular sock machine from ebay, hoping to make socks.  The machine was quickly hijacked by my husband, a tool and die maker by trade, set up and used.  We had a few problems with tension and as the directions were all en francais and it has been a while since I spoke french, it was put in the closet to collect dust for about 5 years.  I then took my hubbie to the Michigan Fibre Festival, and one of the ladies there taught him how to make a sock and he has been happily cranking ever since.  We do ell socks,:  great gifts, and he will make socks to order.  Come talk to us this weekend at the Woodtock Fleece Fetival, this coming Saturday, October 22 and watch a sock being created.

2 Comments:

  • I was at the Woodstock show and spoke with your husband about ribber needles for my Autoknitter. I lost your card so I couldn't follow up this week.

    How can I get in touch with him about this, please?

    By Blogger LtdEdition, at 9:23 AM  

  • Hi You can call us at home 519 475-6321 Thanks

    By Blogger Hopeful Farm, at 3:00 PM  

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