4KCBWDAY6 – A tool to covet

Today we are supposed to: Write about your favourite knitting or crochet (or spinning, etc) tool. It can either be a tool directly involved in your craft (knitting needles or crochet hook) or something that makes your craft more pleasurable – be it a special lamp, or stitch markers.

But I got stuck on the word Covet, and I am known for loving words. According to Google it means

cov·et

Verb
Yearn to possess or have (something).
Synonyms
crave – desire – hanker – lust

So I am not going to tell you about my needles, or books, or stitch markers or other stuff. I have very little that is fancy. I still want a swift and a ball winder. For now my daughters arm and hands are what I use to wind skeins into balls.

BUt what I covet and longingly dream about is a circular sock knitting machine

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This one is a new one made in New Zealand, the NZAK, most that you get now are old vintage ones that get restored. I am not sure that there are even any available in South Africa.

Here is a video if you feel the need to know more

But imagine how much of my stash I could use and how many lovely socks I could make for my family and friends if it just took 3 hours or less!

Then I could use the rest of my time to knit all the other things that I want to knit. As all knitters know the one thing we actually covet more than anything else ever is Time

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3 Responses to "4KCBWDAY6 – A tool to covet"

  1. Clare says:

    I need one of these!

  2. Carle says:

    lets order them in bulk :)

  3. Pinkhairgirl says:

    I agree. If a group in CT ordered together and then each had it on loan for a time. We could make socks then pass it on.

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