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Friday, September 01, 2006

I'm in Love!

Ultimate Knitting Machine

Oh my. I'm kicking myself right now. I bought a Ultimate Sweater Machine (knitting machine) from a friend of mine who was moving in April. And I've left it in the box until today, mostly because I didn't have anyplace to set it up (it's a little less that 4 ft. long). So I finally went out today, and bought a length of shelving, and a couple of C clamps, and attached it to my old kitchen table which is dwelling in the basement storeroom. Then set it up.

Ultimate Knitting Machine

Wow. I followed the directions and watched the VCR tape, and started knitting. It's nothing short of miraculous. I did a practice piece, which went well, except for some curling, but I know that can be fixed with blocking and with a border. Then I started a baby blanket with some Bernet Baby Boucle I had just sitting around. In less time that it will take me to set up this blog entry (about 1/2 hour) I had this much done:

Ultimate Knitting Machine

That's from tabletop to floor...each block of colour is 30 rows tall. In a half hour. And it looks great!

I really think that if I had enough colours and yarn (I need to pick up some "boy" colours like blue and green and a few more balls of white) and if I didn't have to got to work tonight, I think I could finish this in 3 - 4 hours. Even with the crochet edging.

I am so psyched. This is going to be a great fall. Crafting is going to be fun again!

5 Comments:

  • I'm so jealous! I've been thinking about getting one of those for a while. Glad to hear that it's so easy to use!

    By Blogger Emily, at 5:46 PM  

  • You will love it! I've had mine for years and put it away due to space concerns from time to time, so it's like a new toy when I drag it out and set it up. I've got the special table too and love to work while watching tv. I've done mostly sweaters - can do one in a week after dinner! My next challange is to get good enough to do slipper socks!

    By Blogger Terri, at 10:58 AM  

  • That is great that you are doing so well with the Bond because quite a few don't. :) I just got one a few months ago and I'm doing pretty good. Lots of questions though.
    There are some great yahoo groups out there with members that use the Bond machine.
    One is http://groups.yahoo.com/group/incrediblesweatermachineclub/
    and another is new but she will be having Technique of the Month lessons with chat sessions photos and she loves to help.
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/hobbyknittingmachine/
    I'll be following your blog to see how it's going.
    If the links don't come through, email me at susies@twcny.rr.com and I'll give them to you along with some other helps. :)
    Susie

    By Blogger susies1955, at 1:32 AM  

  • Hi, this is not so related to your page, but it is the site you asked me 1 month ago about the abs diet. I tried it, worked well. Well here is the site

    By Blogger adam, at 2:16 PM  

  • oooh man. I have that 50% off coupon from Joanns sitting here.. do I dare? I'm afraid the quick and easy aspect will get me hooked! But.. then again it gets another possibility classes to teach and such.. hmmm
    I will have to think about it!
    Denise
    knitchat.com

    By Blogger Sorka, at 6:33 AM  

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