Everyone has a passion in life and many like the quiet comfort of a cabin in the woods to pursue that passion. Well, this lady loves to make socks! And she spent 4 days in our cabin in the woods making socks! On a 100 year old machine that is! The story goes these machines were sold by traveling salesmen to farm wives with written instructions and the offer to buy any socks made to give to the soldiers in WWI.The instructions were hard to follow so many machines were packed away in the attic to be found and shared many many years later. The machine with it’s wires, gears, needles and weights was fascinating to watch. Enjoy the pictures of a long ago but still useful craft.

The machine - notice the weights on the bottom

A close up of the top with all the needles

The whole top system

Ingrid working the machine

The finished product!