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Topic: How lucky am I - not one, but TWO free knitting machines!!!  (Read 502 times)
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« on: April 22, 2008 05:39:28 AM »

I mentioned a while ago that I'd been promised a pair of knitting machines that a friend had rescued from a skip. She delivered them today and I am SO chuffed with them  Grin

They are both Brother machines - a KX360 and a KH860. The 360 is a plasticky thing and looks as if it was aimed at beginners - it's quite lightweight.
The 860 is fabulous! It's completely portable and folds out of its own case. Amazingly, it's still got ALL of its accessories and they look as if they've hardly been used  Shocked Grin 

Neither of them have their manuals, but thanks to the lovely dancingbarefoot I've now got a downloaded copy of the manual for the KH860.

I am disgusted at people who think nothing of throwing things like this out in the trash - what a waste  Angry

Given that I've now got three knitting machines, I really ought to go learn how to use at least one of them properly...  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2008 06:50:26 AM »

Actually, I've just had a closer look and it's a KH890, not 860  Roll Eyes

Fingers crossed that manual covers all the models...  Tongue
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« Reply #2 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.
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« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2008 11:06:51 AM »

That is so wrong! You lucky dog!
Get busy and make something. Then post it.
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« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2008 01:13:48 PM »

Ooh, I'd forgotten about Ravelry! Yes, I'm a member on there - I'll go have a nosey in a bit  Smiley

sactownsue - in order to make something, I have to be able to figure out how to use the blasted things - there will be a LOT of cursing in this house over the next few days, I guarantee it  Grin
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sactownsue - in order to make something, I have to be able to figure out how to use the blasted things - there will be a LOT of cursing in this house over the next few days, I guarantee it  Grin

Ok I'll hold my ears...  On the other hand maybe I can learn a few new words. You are going to have so much fun, tho! And happy Earth Day! Great rescue from the landfill.
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