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Finished a little sack hat today. This was machine knit on my vintage 1954 Brother knitting machine using some left over sock yarn that I had spun  using bond merino that I had hand painted with Jaquard dyes.

Basic pattern instructions:

Cast on 120 needles using the E cast on method

Knit to desired length.

Chain stitch cast off.

Sewed up the edges of the tube, gathered the cast-off edge for the top and tyed off. Wove in the ends.

Washed and blocked.

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I made the mistake of going to the antique show that is in town today and this is what I came home with,  a lateral spinning wheel with orange bands on the spokes. The wheel came fron an antique dealer that was here form North Dakota, I probably paid a little too much for it, but considering I didn’t have to drive forever to pick it up or pay for shipping from somewhere hundreds of miles away I felt the price was reasonable.

Lateral Spinning wheel

There are some minor cracks here and there but nothing that can’t be stabilized or that will keep the wheel from spinning.

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