I don’t know anyone who knows how to do this, so I have to learn with these:
Which is of course very hard. Finally last Sunday, I threaded the machine and tried to knit.
It was so hard and I actually had to cut it loose (no pictures – painful memory I want to forget).
I then thought maybe I should try cleaning and oiling it – who could anticipate that old machinery that hasn’t been used in years might need to be cleaned and lubricated? – I never said I was good at this part.
After that the knitting machine and I had a time out for a few days.
Then today I got home from work and tried one more time and I was able to . . . wait for it . . . you guessed it . . . cast on!
I made a weird little bit of too tight ribbing with waste yarn, which I will one day throw in the garbage, but not today, because I made the knitting machine work.
Please pause a moment to consider my creation:
See it can be done.