April 2017 Program Sock Machine

Have you ever wanted to knit socks faster, or just plain knit socks? This month’s program will be a very special one on machine sock knitting.

Have you ever wondered what a hand crank circular sock machine was and how it worked? Did you even know that they existed? These machines have been around since the 19th century and there are many groups around the world and on the web dedicated to using them.  With a circular sock machine (CSM), knitters can create a pair of socks in just an hour or two!  Member Heddi Craft will discuss the history of CSMs and their role in World War I as well as demonstrate her antique reproduction sock machine in action.  Using a sock machine can be summed up by this quote from a CSM enthusiast:   “The Sock Machine is definitely the Be-All, End-All of Knitter’s Toys. It takes a lot of patience to make it behave, but when I see that sock (or pair of socks) come to completion, it’s all worth it.”

 Be sure to join us for an extraordinary demonstration.

 Dates and Locations:

The NIGHT MEETING will be on Tuesday evening, April 11 , from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 2500 Soquel Ave. No host dinner before at Jeffery’s starts around 5:15.

The DAY MEETING will be on Thursday, April 20, from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Vintage Faith Church (aka The Abbey), the large brick church at the corner of Mission and Highland. Lunch after ask at meeting!

From Highway 1 North, Highland is the first right after the light at the top of the hill where Highway 1 merges into Mission Street.  Parking lot is the first right turn off Highland.

From Highway 1 (Mission Street) South, turn left at the light on Walnut to Escalona.  Turn right on Escalona to its end at Highland. Parking lot is across Highland.  Enter through the Office; our meeting is straight ahead in The Fireside Room.

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