It was with glee in our hearts we set forth to Ruddington's Framework Museum to attend this workshop organised by Mary. Circular Sock Machine workshops are quite rare in the UK, infact I think this may be the first one, so hubby and I were very pleased and excited to be invited to it. I quickly messaged Jane (my partner in crime in the CSM world) to see if she was going and she was so we organised our transport arrangements so that we could all go together.
A very excited knitter finishing her first sock.
We had a very enjoyable day, we learned to use a beret to cast on, and how to sew a backstitch bind off. A demonstration was given on an e-wrap selvedge and how to rib a sock on a machine. I was taught how to kitchener with the purl stitches on the outside and the sock still attached to the waste yarn. Hubby picked up a few tips and Jane was taught how to change a cylinder. And we picked up a brand new set of needles, which whilst they are not cheap, will last and we feel very lucky to get.