This is another non-Victorian post. Sorry ’bout that! But, I bought a new toy and thought it would be fun to share it with you. It is called an Embellish Knit.
It is basically a mechanized spool knitter.
I bought it with two intensions…one is to take cheap crochet thread and use it to make cording for decorative trims on Victorian gowns. Cording and soutache is NOT cheap.
The other intension is to take all the cheap wool I have been hoarding for years and turn it into chunky yarn.
The Embellish knit turned those three balls of wool into one massive ball of chunky wool.
The beauty of chunky wool , of course is that it knits up quickly. The heavy neck cowls seems to be popular these days so I may try knitting up one of those with this stuff and see what it looks like.
Once I have knitted it up I have no idea what I will do with it. Donate it to charity? I have no idea. Another idea is to just make balls of chunky wool with my machine and old wool and see if I can sell that at my friend’s craft sale table. One thing I know is craft sales don’t just attract people who can’t craft; they attract people who can craft who are looking for ideas. A knitter may be attracted to an unusual looking wool.
Hopefully my next post is a completed project post-either a neck cowl or a corset cover! Have a good Thanksgiving Day Canada!