Why the name 3:30 Knits?
John 3:30 He (Jesus) must increase, but I must decrease.
This verse has been my life verse since High School and then turned out to be an interesting play on the knitting terms, increase and decrease.
Hand made - Hand Cranked
Everything you find here is hand cranked on an antique Legare 400 circular sock knitting machine. This heavy hunk of industrial age technology is about 100 years old. It makes a calm purr sound as I crank it and turns out wonderful evenly knited socks, hats, mittens and other creations.
The sock machines came into many homes by way of the Red Cross who distributed the machines with a monthly allotment of yarn. Everyone on the home-front was knitting and could not keep up with the army's need for more dry socks, warm vests, muffs, and hats. The machines greatly increased the ability for those state side to produce socks quickly. In exchange for their monthly trade of knitting socks for more yarn, families were able to keep the machines after the war was over.