Hi – I have found the ribber knitting carriage and the wool mast for a Toyota knitting machine. If anyone wants it, please send me a message and you can have it for free.
I hope you enjoy using the site, and if you have any questions, please email me and I’ll try to help.
Has anybody a set of quarter scales for my KR10, so that I can use them on my KL150 mid gauge machine. I’d happily pay for them plus postage.
I want regular sleeves and the rounded (sort of) sides. There’s one in the January 2007 issue that is similar to what I’m looking for. I would like it to come down to the hips not the waist as this one seems to do. Does anyone know if there’s a pattern for a sweater like this?
Thanks so much for your help. Keep up the great work with your magazine.
Marilyn in Ontario, Canada
Betty and other club members first met Gloria when she retired from Saudi and returned permanently to the UK. As soon as she was back at home, I remember including a request in the magazine to see if we could find her a local knitting club. Betty spotted the letter, telephoned her and from then on the two became close friends. They also formed a small group of six knitters who each owned an E6000. Every Tuesday morning they met in one of their homes and Gloria taught them much more than the basics. A good time was enjoyed by all, including a good old natter. Gloria had been very ill for some time with several medical problems and sadly she passed away in October. Betty and the group will miss her very much at their Tuesday get-together. They’ll always remember her – not only for her love of her machine, but also because she was a really kind and helpful person. Over the years I often chatted to Gloria and the last time I saw her was at the Thornbury Show. Together with Nick Traylen at Uppingham Yarns we sorted out some 2/30s for her to take home to knit. Although her health was failing at that time, she still had lots of ideas and enthusiasm for future designs. I’m most grateful to Betty for letting me know and I’m sure you’ll all join me in sharing the group’s grief at Gloria’s passing.
Diary Date Change
After such a sad start, let me leave you on a brighter note by letting you know the revised dates for Machine Knitting LIVE in 2011. I’ve managed to move the Chepstow Show to a Saturday. If my memory hasn’t totally failed, I’m almost sure it’s around the time that Alice used to have her summer Get-Together. We’d pack up from the Croydon Show one weekend and head for Wales the next. This year, there’s a week in between so the Croydon Show will be on Saturday 16th July, followed by the Chepstow Show on Saturday 30th July. Please make a date to join us at Croydon and Chepstow for some Summer fun.
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