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11  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: How lucky am I - not one, but TWO free knitting machines!!! on: April 22, 2008 11:00:51 AM
Lucky you! I can't imagine finding them in the trash! Even if you didn't know how to use them, they're gorgeous pieces of machinery. I can't imagine tossing something so intricately made.

The 890 shouldn't be too different from the 860. If you can get to the Brother FTP site where they have the manuals, I think there's a 891 manual there that should be very close to the 890. If not, the basics for casting on and such are probably the same for the 860 and 890.

Have fun! Smiley If you're on Ravelry, there are a lot more machine knitters over there (at least three groups), so someone's bound to be able to help with any questions.
12  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: hot damn! i want this yarn! *musk ox yarn* on: April 08, 2008 12:20:18 PM
I live in Anchorage Alaska and there is a reason why this yarn is so rare and expensive. MUSK OX STINK. They are (usually) grouchy, too. If you walk too close to the fence they will charge you.

Well, that's surely not the only reason.  Wink Among other factors, each animal only yields a small amount of fiber each year.

Aren't the babies adorable? The Alaska Zoo is almost always caring for some orphaned ones, and they're just so fuzzy and cute!  Grin
13  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: I've just bought a knitting machine ... on: April 07, 2008 04:07:08 PM
DBF - I've tried all afternoon and evening to get that link to work with no luck - the main Brother site in Canada doesn't have any listings for knitting machine manuals. Have you managed to get it work before now? Using your link I get a list of pdf files but it refuses to actually download anything  Huh

It's an FTP rather than a website, so it may load as a volume on your desktop. The direct link for the KH860 manual is http://ftp://ftp.brother.ca/ENGLISH/KNITTINGMACHINE/KH860-UG.pdf
14  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: I've just bought a knitting machine ... on: April 07, 2008 10:04:16 AM
I have the 860 and it's a gem! The neighbor just GAVE them to you? Lucky you!

You can download most of the Brother manuals for free from Brother Canada: http://ftp://ftp.brother.ca/ENGLISH/KNITTINGMACHINE/

15  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: I've just bought a knitting machine ... on: April 04, 2008 12:20:09 PM
$5, wow! Have fun with the machine. Cheesy
16  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Lion Brand Magic Stripes at BigLots on: March 31, 2008 10:21:20 PM
Yeah, the one I went to only had the denim colorway, too. They had two dye lots, and I ended up buying all of the skeins from one of the lots (14 total). I probably should've have splurged, but I figured I could make a nice baby blanket or sweater out of it.
17  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Lion Brand Magic Stripes at BigLots on: March 31, 2008 10:33:20 AM
Just a heads-up: I just found Lion Brand Magic Stripes at BigLots for $1.50 per skein. Considering that they're 100g skeins, that's a lot of yardage for anyone looking for some cheap 75% wool yarn.

They had dozens of them at the one closest to me. Hope this helps someone!  Smiley

(edited to fix glaring typo)
18  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Are knitting machines just for old ladies? on: March 30, 2008 10:13:52 PM
Check out this magazine:

http://www.inknitters.com/

INKnitters stopped publication over a year ago (although they've never announced that on their website).
19  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Are knitting machines just for old ladies? on: March 16, 2008 12:07:36 PM
Yeah, finding good patterns is the hardest part! Many people just create their own.

One of the problems is that machine knitting was really popular in the 80s and then died down, so there haven't been nearly as many patterns written lately as there used to be.

Have you seen the patterns at Knitter's Edge? MUCH more suitable styles for a wider range of ages.
20  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Machine Knitting Shows UK on: March 09, 2008 06:07:58 PM
Man, all the good exhibitions are in Britain! Hope you get to go.
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