Thursday, June 08, 2006

It's a Scarf, It's a Throw...

... It's the world's largest gauge swatch. And since it's 7 ounces of organic shetland hand painted by Mosaic Moon, it's likely to be the world's priciest swatch, too.

So what gives? oh, this old thing? this is just a little something I not only whipped up but frogged and whipped up eight times tonight. On my brand spanking new (to me) Brother KX 350 knitting machine thankyouverymuch.


It's interesting. It's a different kind of zen. It still is completely mesmerizing and the rhythm is definitely soothing. and i was standing with the thing clamped onto a counter so it was also quite a workout as I swayed side to side.

It's not as fiddly and weird as I thought it would be. Far less fiddly and weird than a sewing machine, for example. and quite a bit larger. Cause, you know, there was that little 1 square inch of my bitty apartment left all uninhabited by yarn or some kind of computer thing.

Anyway, I'm a while away from actually designing anything on this behemoth, but i do so love the possibilities it allows me to dream up. the only REAL drawback is that it's a little clackity-clackity to be doing while the Squid is abed. So right now i'm itching to rip out my swatch and knit it again but I'll have to wait until tomorrow.


Blogger Pamelamama said...

ooo congrats on your new addition!

1:35 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

is the 350 a bulky machine? I have the 7 gauge machine but haven't used it since i graduated 4 years ago! it does make quite a bit of noise though. i always wondered what the people in the apartment below me thought was going on!

2:23 PM  
Blogger curlypurly said...

it's not a bulky. it's a 7mm "mid-gauge" but i pushed it way up there (knitting Inca Cotton - usually 3.5/in on 10.5s) and it was hard but worked.

7:10 PM  
Blogger Liz K. said...

Think of the schmattes you can knit with that! I can't wait to see what you create on it.

8:29 PM  

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