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« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2005 11:02:22 AM »

Here's one I did a while back.  I love the colors of yours.

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« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2005 11:07:25 AM »

so many memories!!
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« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2005 05:19:31 AM »

I spoke with Bond (maker of the wyr knitter) and no go on the worsted.  I know the manual ones will use worsted but the one with the crank doesn't... unless you consider Caron Simply Soft as worsted.  That is more of a 3ply to me but hey, I am not the one making it.  If it works though, I guess I will give it a whirl.  Loving the flowers.
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« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2005 05:39:11 AM »

 i still have mine. My grandmother gave it to me probably 40 years ago. It's orange with nails in the top. I can't remember how to use it , except that I used a larger nail to move the yarn. Could some one please post directions. I remember sitting for hours making chains. I made small rugs, table covers, jewelery... Thanks
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« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2005 06:01:54 AM »

 Directions on how to spool knit-

http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting/tips/spool-knit.htm


I used to do something like this with my fingers when I was younger.  Wonder if I can find directions on how to do that too....
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« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2005 06:19:17 AM »

I just saw someone making yards and yards of this, and then using large (size 35?) needles and knitting it up into scarves.  It was pretty cool, but I haven't had time to try it myself yet.
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« Reply #16 on: July 08, 2005 08:26:34 AM »

I saw a book online somewhere - but it was Japanese - on finger knitting... apparantly it is still popular in Japan ... you can find directions on how to finger knit online - look for teaching kids to knit.

The book I had seen had all sorts of really cool stuff in it that was all finger knitted.

Maybe I will try and locate the name of that book.  I am sure it can be ordered off of Amazon.jp
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« Reply #17 on: July 11, 2005 10:10:59 AM »

krebstar5, thanks for the link to spool knitting directions Cheesy
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« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2005 12:15:23 PM »

Somewhere on this site, i think in the knitting area, there is talk of 'finger knitting,' and there is a link posted for the Japanese directions.  I don't think I do it right though....I just get a flat piece 4 stitches wide.  The catch is that the instructions are in Japanese characters, but if you've done it before, the pics should be enough. 

Also, I just bought a knitting dolly...a spool shaped and painted like a little doll.  I think I found it in a yarn/fiber store in Portland...it's way cute. Wink
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« Reply #19 on: July 11, 2005 05:28:21 PM »

Those are cute.  I have one of those spool things, but have only ever made a snake for my son with it! You are very creative! 
Does anyone remember the flower making thing, it was pegs on a little board and you wound the yarn around it in a certain way and came up with really cute flowers that you could attach together to make scarves and ponchos? I think you can still get these little tools.
Your flowers would look pretty attached together to make something too, or do you think it would end up too heavy?
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