So...here we are.

WMarksII's picture

This is bad... It's like when I got my first computer; I stayed up late every night surfing the internet, only to realize a couple of hours before I had to leave for work that I had to sleep. This time it's an Artisan 70D.

OH MAN, am I a knitting fool. Just for a test drive, I made a scarf for a friend at work. She thought it was way cool. My inbox is now an order taking center. Eight down, 5 to go. Not to mention the 4 my partner wants for people at work, the five my mother asked for and the ones my cousin wants to "sell" for me.

Pass the Starbucks...this is going to be a long week.

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drmel94's picture

How do you like the Artisan?

How do you like the Artisan? I've been looking at the GE-63-70 for a while, largely because it's something mid-gauge I could afford, but I haven't ever tried one.

WMarksII's picture

I so completely love it.

I so completely love it. Having a machine with a ribber makes all the difference in using a machine. I'm a fair hand knitter. And still like to do hand work on my creations. I bought a Bond a couple of years ago and hated it. I went down to a place about two hours away and saw one in real life and walked out of the store with it. It's a fair chunk of change but honestly, it's the best knitting investment I've made so far...i spend about three hours a day on mine...

It's amazing isn't it. As

It's amazing isn't it. As soon as the word gets out that you knit & folk see your work the requests come flying in. How many folk offer to pay for the yarn? forget charging for your time. don't get me wrong, I love knitting for family & friends but the pressure.............. 

Knit away, knit away

WMarksII's picture

Right there with ya. I made

Right there with ya. I made plenty of hand knit scarves and gave them as gifts around the office. I'd find a yarn I really liked and then give it away when I was done. Kinda over that. My latest pattern is more like a tie. It uses one skein of ribbon ladder and poof...a tie is born. Plus on the new machine, it takes about twenty minutes total. I put it all aside tonight. I'm making a new scarf for myself! Besides, I'll need something to wear in my pic for the site.

 I stopped doing the pressure knitting....well, uh...um..ok...just one more pressure knitting job. My friend at work is getting married in two weeks and I'm doing a faux fur pashmina for her...and then that's it...I'm done, no more deadlines...at least for this week...hahahahaha