These machine knitted mittens are for me! Knitted from sock yarn,and acrylic coned yarn for the lining,they should be warm enough for work. The finishing seems to take longer than the machine knitting between kitchener stitching the ends,finishing the thumbs and all the seaming and ends woven in. The result is worth it,though.
Here is my 29 inch rigid heddle loom. The blocks that hold the heddle never worked very well,they look homemade by someone a long time ago. There isn't a neutral position,and the down position didn't hold,either. I ordered the heddle from the woolery several years ago,it is a Glimakra Suzanna heddle. They helped me find the one that would work best with my loom,and it has.
Decided to order the 8 dent reed and the heddle block kit with some Christmas money this year. It came and was able to get it set up. It is normally stored hung on the wall,it is a bulky thing,and there is a towel project on it that was taken off. Was going to finish it,but was having tension problems. Two towels were done,and had just started the last one,so wasn't much loss.
Here are the new heddle blocks put on. They should be a little higher,so we may need to add some blocks of wood to help with that. My husband has a few ideas to modify it,so the next thing to be done is to warp it and try it out.
With the tension problems I was having with the other warp,want to give a different yarn a try before making any major changes to the loom. It is an older loom,there was a sticker on it originally with the brand name,but it wore off when it was stored in the attic. Hopefully will be posting progress photos soon with the warping and weaving. Have some Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball that I want to try. May make a scarf,as I've heard it is very sticky used as warp.