Friday, November 19, 2010

Sneak Preview Crank In in Cape Girardeau

Mark your calendars!  Plan now to attend!!

The Erlbacher Gearhart Sock Knitting Machine Company will host a CRANK IN on APRIL 1-3, 2011

Get a sneak preview of the ERLBACHER GEARHART CIRCULAR SOCK KNITTING MACHINE!  Crank on the machines and tour the manufacturing facility! 

Classes will be taught by Jenny Deters and Judi Meissner!  Possibly more teachers and vendors as well!

The Crank In will be held at
Victorian Inn & Suites
3265 William Street
Cape Girardeau, MO  63701
Rooms are $82/night if you book by March 2, 20011
Mention SOCK CRANK IN when you are booking to get this rate.

There will be no charge to attend the Crank In!

Make your reservations now!!


Please email if you have any questions!
Tuesday, November 2, 2010

A Picture of the Erlbacher Gearhart Sock Knitting Machine

Here's a picture of Peewee knitting on the all new Erlbacher Gearhart Sock Knitting Machine!   Since our last post, we have been busy making socks!  Everyone I know will be getting them for Christmas and the guys in the shop keep hinting about the upcoming hunting season and cold toes.... 
Some of our followers say they do not do Facebook, so I (Jamie) have decided to update on the blog and get Grayson to do the Facebook updating! 

So right now we are still working on getting the ribber made.  The parts are coming together and we are almost there.  I am nervous, because I am the one who has to learn how to actually use it....but since heels and toes no longer make me have a hot flash, I think I'll be able to figure it out...

Since Pete and Deb took our CSM to the crank in, Peewee has been tweaking and adjusting on our machine...sometimes while I am working!!  Like today, he brought up a new V Cam and switched it out mid-sock!  Not a good idea....Just call that insta-hot-flash!

Everyday we talk to more and more people who are excited about our machine!  They offer lots of  advice, suggestions and encouragement.  Yesterday, a new friend from Indiana came to visit and offer invaluable information!  We love visitors!

We are so excited about our CSM.  And I want to thank the bloggers who gave suggestions on our last post.  I have been having so much fun making the mock rib!  As you can see in the picture, Peewee is showcasing the 2 1 rib.  I tell you, he's a knitting machine!

If you have questions, please ask!  We aren't sure what you want to know, so just ask and I will do my best to answer them!  Also, tell your sock making friends about our blog!! 

Thanks again to everyone who wishes us well! Your responses and suggestions are invaluable to us!

Happy Cranking!