I bought this lovely little metal stretcher at Convergence Vancouver in 2002. I have never used it.
The black band cannot slide far enough along to free the arm
I will have to cut the black band off. There is a mark where I have tried already. Very tough plastic. I hope I will be able to find a band of somekind to replace it.
I don’t knit much but while recovering from the flu I managed to knit a pair of slippers. The yarn was spun at Carstairs Woolen Mills years ago when I had a few sheep. The fleece was a Karakul spun to approximately a 2 ply worsted weight used double. The photo shows the fulled and unfulled slippers. It did full, but took 3 trips through the washer and dryer to get even this much shrinkage. I used this pattern, but I knit the bottom garter section flat, then joined into a circle when I began the knit rounds.
Thank you for the feedback on the runner pictured in the previous post. I wove it as part of the Guild of Canadian Weavers tests many years ago. More info on the yarn, sett etc. are here.