It’s 1972. A certain Crayon Chick-child has a certain kid brother notorious for losing school jumpers. Beautifully hand-knitted school jumpers, at least 3 lost per term. Or so it seems, in my memory he was like Bobby Brady to my Marcia Brady, always mischievous and as cheeky as they come. Enter the Empisal KH600. Mum was whipping up new school jumpers overnight. What a sensation! It was brilliant! New jumper? No problems. New poncho? No worries. New fancy knitted bikinis? Of course!
It’s 2012. That Empisal knitting machine is now in my workroom and I’m loving it! Scared stupid by it, but loving it. I went to a machine knitting workshop yesterday and was completely thrilled to have brought home a garment. That’s right, a whole wrap/cardigan piece of clothing, knitted in ONE DAY. I blocked it, crocheted the seams and washed it this morning. It’s laying flat in my laundry to dry. I’m going to wear it tomorrow. Tomorrow. I can’t believe it! IN ONE DAY!