Sock Machine hack
Its getting near that time of year when I will begin knitting socks on my beloved sock machine. However there are some features of these machines that require contortionist movements so I had seen recently a bar stool that had sturdy metal legs and more importantly it rotated. It was expensive for what it was ie about 48 euros, however it got me thinking so I bought it and added a couple of extras and I am pleased to say it works so much easier. I began by replacing the normal yarn stand with a Passap stand, and ok so it aint too pretty but it does the job so much better.
A while ago whilst thinking about then dismissing the idea of youtube videos as my wifi signal here is not too hot I bought a light with a phone stand. The usb light has a couple of settings that allow daylight etc etc so I used the strong metal clamp to attach it to the stool and also screwed down the plate that held the tension stand onto the stool. So far so good - next job was to attach the sock machine to the stool and to do this I also for extra security decided to add a piece of wood under the attachments.
Finally there was a handy sort of circular bar to ensure the stool did not tip so I added a plastic basin to hold my odds and sods ie ribber etc etc. So now when it comes to those awkward bits ie picking up sttiches from the back, I simply rotate the stool and I can rotate it higher or lower - so pleased with this fix that I may be tempted to go bak and buy the other one for my hague linker.