Hello Crafties and happy Friday! It's been a long week and after spending my day writing papers, I decided to conduct a double experiment.
The first experiment was grafting one sentro knit piece onto another. Last year, as I was scraping the bottom of the barrel for video ideas, I attempted to do this process on the machine itself. That was a massive failure!
Then I tried making leg warmers and knee socks on the Sentro 22 and what I got were snug leg warmers and knee socks where I had to hand knit most of it. I determined then, that I'd need to invest in a middle sized Sentro for that madness.
As y'all know, I did that this year with the new Sentro 32 needle machine and in the past week, I've been doing to tinkering. The end result?
That would be this sock. I knitted the first 6 inch swatch on the 32 and the other 8 inches on the Sentro 22 (as I normally would). I sewed them together to get a really decent first attempt at a Sentro knee sock and I have plans for a tutorial on that later.
The second part of this experiment came in at the heel of the sock. A couple of weeks ago, a Crafty on YT asked if it were possible to knit the heel of the sock instead of crochet. That was something I'd only briefly thought of in the past and I was glad to see the request.
The short answer to that is, yes. I sat up and knit a fairly decent and simple heel onto this thing and I'm not too mad at it. I'll work on stitching up the second sock soon because I have some fabulous ideas for improvement on the design.
As I keep an eye on recent polling and other results, I've noticed that Sentro tutorials seem to be the main point of interest for my audience these days. I'm happy to oblige, I just ask for a bit of time to execute these videos and blog posts. I've got at least three planned so far so stay tuned and consider subscribing to my blog and channel if you're interested in fiber art content!
Til next time,