Once 200 - 300 socks have been cranked out, it's time for Doris to have a thorough cleaning.
Between the old machine oil and fuzz from all the yarn, it's pretty messy.
We always take note of the order in which each part comes off, because you have to put everything back in its right place. I usually align one part wrong and end up having to start over.
My husband uses a small toothbrush to clean out all the gunk. What a guy to do this for me!
Even the ends of each needle need to be cleaned up.
Whew! Glad it's over and now I can look forward to cranking out several more hundred socks.
Our shipment of Regia should be arriving sometime this week and I promise to post lots of pictures.