Well, I was having problems today in one way or another. After successfully knitting Fisherman's rib on Thursday my knitting machine wouldn't work on Friday. I couldn't for the life of me figure out why I would run the carriage across and it would get stuck with 4 needles sticking out. It worked great the day before. After much examining and slowing moving it across I decided to just do a cleaning. Nothing much to clean, but I hadn't done it in a while. I took a soft cloth put some oil on it and rub down the working parts of my machine and carriage. Lots of black color came off. I pulled a small fuzzy out here and there nothing too alarming. Then I went to put the carriage back on and it slide across like nothing was every wrong. Did I fix it? Apparently so. I don't know what I did, but something wasn't moving the needles back and now it was.
I've also been fighting a cold this week. Well, denying I have a cold is more like it, but yesterday it really dawned on me that I was sick. After "fixing" my machine for an hour or so I was feeling really tired and run down. Dear Daughter said, "Mom why don't you go to bed early." It was a little after nine and I thought that sounds like a great idea.
I feel like I didn't let my Diana challenge down as she suggests we all spend some time at our knitting machines every day. Today ended up being a maintenance day.
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