Friday, November 18, 2011

Machines for sale

I frequently run into people with machines to sell.  None of us want to pack the machine for shipping.  Today a friend named Edith phoned that she had 2 machines for sale.  She bought them new some years ago and they have been used only slightly and have mostly been in air conditioned storage. She would like to sell both of them together.

What is she selling?  Passap e6000 with motor and stand and lots of accessories. Also a brother 940 with lots of accessories, books too.

How much for all of this?  $1700 for both machines and accessories.

Where is she? Durham, NC...remember this is for Pick Up Only.

If interested contact me, Rita, at


Last weekend, well really from Nov. 10-13, our Triangle Machine Knitters went to "camp".  We took our machines, bedding, and food to share to a camp which is used for autistic children during the summer.  We booked the dining hall (for eating and knitting) and one bunkhouse (which had 7 single rooms, each 6 ft. square!!

Those rooms were not much bigger than the beds!!!

Kathy and Sue

Jo knitting a pillow cover

new machine knitter Kathy


Stephanie and Ann
and a common room with bunks for 20 or more people).  Around 10 of us spent one or more nights at the camp, and another 5 or 6 of our knitters came only during the daytime.  We knit and talked and encouraged each other during this time.  We had a great time.  Most of the people brought simple machines (LK150 mostly) but some brought brother bulky machines (260) or standard machines ( brother 970, 965i, 940, Singer 700 are the ones I remember).

Sandra's Entrelac skirt on dress

Valeria's sweater for grandson

Rita's hats

We knit hats and bags for charity, socks for Christmas presents, a dress for a granddaughter, a sweater for a grandson, part of an afghan for a present, swatches of different techniques and other items I cannot remember.  I saw Mary using her linker to finish a lovely double bed jacket. We even found out that the same punchcard could be used on the Singer standard and the brother bulky machines.  The hats were similar, but each had their own appeal.

We had plenty of food and really enjoyed ourselves!

We are eagerly looking forward to our next knit in.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Our Passap Meeting

Today, Saturday, Nov. 5, we held our local Passap meeting.  Elizabeth and I met at Tatiana's home. We shared info about the Passap which we had gleaned from various internet sites and old magazines.  We had a great snack, then settled down to business.  
We went to Tatiana's e6000 and knit a hat.  We used the pattern devised by Mary Ann Cutler ) 
with the changes Rita had made to accommodate Rita's yarn (Sensations by Deborah Norville). 

It was an interesting experience for Tatiana, as she is a new Passap knitter.  Rita did the cast on, then had Tatiana do all the "hard work" of pushing the lock for the many rows of circular knitting.  I even made Tatiana do the decreases for the top of the hat (my own addition to Mary Ann's hat) and gather off the top.  
That yarn made a really pretty hat with a rolled edge.  
Tatiana hopes to knit another hat, by herself, tomorrow...before she forgets how to do it!

Keep knitting.