Friday, June 09, 2006
If you don't have weights for your heels and toes for your Circular sock machine (csm). Here is a simple way to make them yourself. I went to the second hand store and found some thingies to make pleats on your drapes (don't know what they are called..lol) anyway you need 4. You can probably get the drape pleat thingies at the fabric store or maybe at your local discount store. Went to the hardware store and found (8) 8oz. weights. Got into some of my bead supplies and found 8 key rings, you might be able to get them at the hardware store too. Put the weights on the key rings, it helps to open up the key ring with a screwdriver and twist. Take needle-nose pliers and bend the hook backwards on the drape thingies, and bend the tips down. I left the ball tips on mine but you can file them to points if you like, I might file mine too, not sure yet. You can put one 8 oz. weight on each heel and toe hook, or 2 if you need more weight. Click on the photo for a closer look.