This meeting was a chance for members to see what kind of accessories are available for use with our knitting machines, and to have a go. We also had various types of embellishment gadgets around. Kathy was particularly industrious, with two garter carriages in action, one on an electronic machine, the other on a manual.
There was some interest in the card punching machines we had on show: these can be bought new from Hong Kong Knitting Machine http://shop.sckmcl.com.hk/product_info.php?cPath=39&products_id=55¤cy=GBP but the current price is quite high for UK residents, because of the exchange rate, I fear.
Also shown today was a machine knitted poppy, the pattern for which is available here: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Monadelphus/easy-peasy-poppy.