New Knitting Machine — Fan Of… #93

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This week’s Fan Of… a new knitting machine.

My wife recently bought a new knitting machine so that we could make our own hats, scarfs & gloves, & eventually jumpers & cardigans. I thought I’d give it a shot to make myself a hat!

From this…

Ball of yarn

To this…

Double thickness wooly hat

Using this…

Sentro circular knitting machine
Sentro circular knitting machine

The first hat I made was able to be worn with a brim…

Or as a slouch beanie…

So far, my wife & I have made several scarfs & hats. One of the hats I made for a colleague’s birthday (her mum has just ordered another one), & sold two to another colleague. So, we’ll see where we go from here.

We’ve also started making pom-poms for the hats as well, but that’s a post for another time 😃

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Lensball Mangnification — Fan Of… #92

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This week’s Fan Of… the magnification of ice crystals in a lensball.

I was recently up at Palacerigg Country Park on a cold winters morning. I’d literally just raced the sun to the top of the park for the first sunrise shots of the New Year.

New Year sunrise
New Year sunrise

Happy with the sunrise shots, I headed off to a different part of the park for more lensball landscape shots.

Lensball landscape
Lensball landscape

The wood that lensy was sat on had frost on it where the crystals had grown in the shape of the wood grain.

Ice crystals
Ice crystals

I noticed that looking down through the lensball, the ice crystals were magnified, with a star burst effect round the outside 😎

The next shots were taken in a slightly different place.

The ice structure was very different.

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