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Loom knitting
Thu 15-Mar-12
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Any one of you lovely lady or gents tried this?  Before I get out my hammer and nails just wanted to know if it was worth it....

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Thu 15-Mar-12
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No, always use the hand version., interesting though

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Haven't tried it, Elsa, sorry - but it'll be interesting to see any results from you ! smile

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Thu 15-Mar-12
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So I better get my hammer and nails out then and make one....winkwink

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Thu 15-Mar-12
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Do you mean knitting machine Elsa?  If so, yes, I have two of them.

I'll try that again!

Thu 15-Mar-12
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No TA¦.two parallel pieces of wood joined with bolts to keep them together but apart. Nails bashed in round the edges and the knitting goes down the gap in the middle. You wind the wool around the nails and slip one stitch over the other.  It's a bit like corking if you remember from your youth.  The knit produced is double sided and there are lots of patterns on the tinternet.

 

As for knitting machines, I have two in England and none here.  Postage or excess baggage would be astronomical¦forget it.  If any one is bringing a car over¦I'll book a little space for one at least or maybe even find a new 'secondhand' one on ebay¦.mine have been in the loft for years.

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Thu 15-Mar-12
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Never tried it...I had a knitting machine once, could never really get on with it, lent it to someone and can't remember who.

Fri 16-Mar-12
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Well it wasn't me ....big_laughbig_laugh

 

I loved mine...made a lot of the children's clothes on it, lovely lacy shawls...I liked it because it was mathematical...work out the tension and the rest was easy...I miss it....and still have a huge amount of cone wool in the loft in England.  All this time on my hands though for the next few days....things might change....eeekeeek....big_laughbig_laugh

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Fri 16-Mar-12
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Are you sure it wasn't you Elsa, it's got me thinking now, and maybe it was my sister...or was it my mate Julie, or maybe Trish....bloody hell, how can you forget who you lent something like that to.confused

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Yes, I have worked on something similar many, many years ago, it is quicker to knit on needles in my opinion.

I'll try that again!

Fri 16-Mar-12
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Terrier said:

Are you sure it wasn't you Elsa, it's got me thinking now, and maybe it was my sister...or was it my mate Julie, or maybe Trish....bloody hell, how can you forget who you lent something like that to.confused

It's started then ....senile dementia....or maybe it's me that forgot I borrowed it....ponderponder

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I tried a machine too but much prefer hand knitting!

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I like both but am very much out of the habit nowadays.

I'll try that again!

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