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« Reply #20 on: December 19, 2006 05:57:17 PM »

That looks so great--has anyone tried any of the other "toy" machines currently on the market? I was eyeing this:

http://www.amazon.com/Sew-Easy-07525-Knitting-Machine/dp/B0001RFCI2/sr=8-1/qid=1166544841/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/104-7872111-3478333?ie=UTF8&s=toys-and-games

I can't link to the one on mary maxim, but it's called the adult knitting machine:
http://www.marymaxim.com/Default.asp

It looks like those two machines work in the same exact way as my Barbie machine, so they probably work well. Like I said, this one that I have is limited in what it can make, but it works beautifully. It makes nice, even stitches. That said, if I were going to get one of those two that you listed, I would get the 'adult' one. It is on the expensive side, but you can make more items than with the toy one.
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« Reply #21 on: December 19, 2006 06:17:46 PM »

ive made a scarf
a pair of arm warmers
one legwarmer  (i made one and realized i dont like me in legwarmers)
and some little swatches


what have you made?
I made a scarf for a friend so far. I hope to make a pair of armwarmers after christmas. I have 3 more things to make so after that I'll have mroe free time. But I did buy it specifically to do the scarf I made and was pretty pleased. I di have an issue wit hthe edges rolling though and I cna't figure out if it was my tension not being consistant or what the deal is. Have you had a problem with that?
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« Reply #22 on: December 19, 2006 06:27:10 PM »

i havent had problems with the middle section only at the ends but i just use some of my knitting skills to fix that hahah
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« Reply #23 on: December 19, 2006 08:50:51 PM »

That looks so great--has anyone tried any of the other "toy" machines currently on the market? I was eyeing this:

http://www.amazon.com/Sew-Easy-07525-Knitting-Machine/dp/B0001RFCI2/sr=8-1/qid=1166544841/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/104-7872111-3478333?ie=UTF8&s=toys-and-games

I can't link to the one on mary maxim, but it's called the adult knitting machine:
http://www.marymaxim.com/Default.asp

I have the first machine, and I really love it. I don't knit otherwise, so I think it it's a really neat thing. I'm rather compelled to try the "granny circles" idea...
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« Reply #24 on: December 22, 2006 03:45:19 PM »

I saw the Rose Art knitting machine at a store the other day for 9.99 and almost got it for dd. but then I came home and read reviews of it and they weren't good.

Anyone have that one and have a good review of it?
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« Reply #25 on: December 22, 2006 03:49:30 PM »

I saw the Rose Art knitting machine at a store the other day for 9.99 and almost got it for dd. but then I came home and read reviews of it and they weren't good.

Anyone have that one and have a good review of it?

There are some reviews on Amazon...including an adult knitter who bought one as a novelty, but she said it only uses fingering weight or sock yarn...no worsted weight or chunky. I tried chunky in my barbie machine, and it also didn't work, but it works fine with worsted weight. A review below that says that they had to return it twice. I'd skip it, but it's up to you.
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« Reply #26 on: December 22, 2006 03:51:01 PM »

that's why I didn't go back and buy it.... oh well............... dd loves to loom knit anyway.
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« Reply #27 on: December 30, 2006 12:20:55 AM »

Hi guys!  I have moved the last few pages of this thread and the thread that was started on the CO boards to the Knitalong boards.  I did the same thing just yesterday to a similar Loom Knitting thread.  Here's why:

The Knitalong threads are not just for groups of people working on the same pattern.  They are also for groups of people using the same method who want to a communal thread to share their finished projects.  For this reason, the Loom and Toy Machine Knitting threads actually do go best on the Knitalong board.  They would also fit on the CO board, but there is another reason I would prefer they stay in Knitalongs.  We've always been careful to be inclusive of all methods of knitting, be it hand knitting, loom, machine, mushroom, or even using your own arms.  There are tons of finished object posts using ALL these methods over on the CO board.  By starting a thread specifically for a certain method, it may seem to some people that IF they've used a method other than hand-knitting, they SHOULD post their completed objects on the segregated thread, and we don't want to segregate the boards that way.  So, the biggest benefit for even having such a thread is for those who want to keep in touch and share their projects with others who use the same method, and that IS a knitalong, even if it is ongoing.  I hope you guys can flow with that.  Smiley  Please keep THIS thread on the topic of discussing the actual machines, how they compare, etc., and discuss finished objects or objects in progress on the knitalong thread.  Thanks bunches! 

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« Reply #28 on: December 30, 2006 07:17:35 AM »

YAY, Lothruin! This is why YOU are the mod! Smiley Smiley Thanks!
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« Reply #29 on: December 30, 2006 07:39:19 AM »

Okay, so my lack of coffee this morning may have caused me to post this on the part of this thread that got moved, so sorry about that.

Any way, I got the Sew Easy Model, but after one test tube (Ha!) and one test panel, the machine's not working properly, so back it goes! If the store has more, I think I'll do an exchange, but if not, I'd like to locate the one that makes larger tubes, like this one:
http://www.nsiinnovations.com/innov.knitting.html
BUT, I'm wondering if any one has this model & does it make flat panels too? I really want to be able to do both.

Now, coffee's done - yeah!
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