This week has been all about sock knitting machines. Not only that; all about Swedish sock knitting machines. I have never seen any sock knitting machines in Norway and in two days I see two for sale. Obviously they ended up with me. Bothe came in bits and pieces. I already blogged about the Favorit – a tower like construction.
Here is Perssons Omega – put together by yours truly.
The machine has two yarn feeders and a tension control on each. Looks a bit like bees!
As with the other Swedish knitting machine “Favorit” this one has the brushes. I think their function is to make sure the latches are open all the time.
I love the little bell on the round counter!
If you can shed any light on this machine I love to hear form you. I love to hear from you anyway!
I hope you all had a lovely Easter or Spring break! I was in England and had a whole week without knitting. You might ask if that is a good break or not? I had a sore hand so I think it was nice. I stayed in places with no wool or knitting needles so I managed to give my hands some rest form knitting. I popped by Loop in Islington London – but it was Monday and they are closed in Mondays. That is how I knew I was meant to rest!
Loop is one of the best yarn stores in Europe!
In London we stayed at the lovely country house style hotel The Rookery in Clerkenwell. It is quirky and lovely. We stayed there to get to know a new part of London – and learned that it is one of the oldest part of town.
The lounge at The Rookery
After a few days in London we headed to the countryside for the rest of our stay. There are so many nice places to see and walks to be had.
I could imagine living in this lovely cottage in Alfriston.
Wilmington has a lovely church yard.
Everywhere we were greeted by nodding daffodils and what better way to enter spring! Back home in Oslo spring is a bit further away, but I know it will come. During rainy evenings I started working on a pair for socks inspired by the lovely hues of nature waiting for bloom.
Back to knitting!