Thursday, January 8, 2015

In December 2014, I finally got something for myself I have wanted for a couple of years.  The 'magical' Addi Express knitting machine.

I've always wanted a knitting machine but they are sooo expensive.  The Addi will knit in the round OR back and forth for flat items.

These are some of the hats I made for my family and friends for Christmas.  It takes me about an hour to finish one.  The yarn on the left shows the way the variegated yarn looks before knitting.

And here are a few, some plain yarn and some also variegated.  I really love the brilliant colors.

This grey on on the right of this page is my favorite.  I knit it for my mother.  The yarn is a little bit thicker and makes a much denser hat.

 I've been knitting them double, they are actually reversible and if I do a different color about half way, you could conceivably have two hats in one.

If anyone wants information on this machine there's a sweet lady named Margaret on YouTube that has some great videos.


Sue W. said...

Congratulations on your new "toy" and you are making some awesome hats with it! Did I already tell you my newest hobby? Needle felting. I didn't even know it existed a couple months ago. You can sculpt with it and even make scarves with it. I'm very slow at it (because I can only work on it for a short amount of time due to the M.S.), but it is quite fun.

Sheryl at WovenDreamsFarm said...

Great fun and wonderful for creative people! My sister in San Diego is also doing this. She just started last summer and is loving it. Not much time because of her job and family but she's made some really cute things. I have made lots of scarves and really enjoyed it.

As I remember you and I talked about the fiber already, I believe I said I'd send you some of what I have if you are interested. I just need your address or email.

You can contact me at

Have fun Sue!