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May 15, 2013 07:02:25   #
I've also found out that there is apparently a supplier of coned Yeoman yarn right near me so I'm going to check that out tomorrow.
 
May 13, 2013 11:28:24   #
Nintendo 3DS. Wild World was DS though.
May 13, 2013 11:19:00   #
A month to go until I lose myself in Animal Crossing again. I can't be the only person on here who ended up addicted to Wild World. Anyone want to exchange friend codes when New Leaf comes out?

Can't wait until Fantasy Life comes out in Europe.... if it ever does. *sigh*
May 11, 2013 05:28:34   #
No problem; I actually have a 360 now with all the bits so I don't need them. Thanks anyway.
May 8, 2013 09:07:34   #
shirleyrothery wrote:
Try Heathercraft in East Sussex for spare parts (probably second hand) also silverviscount.co.uk. Heathercraft has a web-site, but you cannot email them or order on line, but you can have a look at the site. If you know which parts you need Heathercraft will post them to you.


I went there, on Saturday as I just happened to be in Sussex. Their website said they were closed for the bank holiday weekend from the Sunday. Their opening hours were apparently 10 am to 4pm on a Saturday. We got there at 3pm.

So, despite the fact that they were apparently supposed to be open, they were shut. Not impressed. I think I'll stick to Bedford.
May 7, 2013 09:31:44   #
Perhaps you could do the ears MK by doing squares in black, sew it into a tube, then gather both ends (The gathers would be centre front and centre back of each ear). Am I making sense?
 
May 7, 2013 09:28:04   #
I have a book at home for a Knitmaster ribber and I'm sure it mentions U shaped knitting as I remember it saying you could do double-width blankets etc. I'll have a look when I get home at the settings and let you know.
Apr 26, 2013 18:52:22   #
It's a Knitmaster 360 - it has a 24 stitch punchcard system, so you can put two colours in the carriage and put in a punchcard with the Fair Isle and it sorts that all out for you.
Apr 26, 2013 13:44:48   #
Oh yes, the fabric may come out the same, but the way of doing is a totally different kettle of fish entirely. I was lucky to have the person I borrowed the 323 off give me a few hours of basic training, picked the brains of a knitting club, and then the 360 came with all the manuals.

I did have a horrible mess when I tried to use the ribber to do a tube though. I was using quite breaky 3 ply yarn though, so I will try again with something a bit more resilient as waste yarn. Casting on is my main issue at the moment. If all the stitches behave, the rest is fine.
Apr 26, 2013 13:33:19   #
I have been using mine clamped to the ironing board. It's fine normally but I had a go with the ribber on and did what we in the trade called a "dynamic risk assessment" and decided it was just too likely to topple over so I'm going to have a rethink. He won't let me clamp it to the drop-leaf table that was his granny's.... Ikea trip I think.
Apr 26, 2013 09:14:53   #
There was one needle that looked a bit out of line. I couldn't work out how to get it out so I was naughty and just bent it straight again. Very bad, I know, but it seemed to work. *sheepish grin*
 
Apr 26, 2013 09:10:48   #
Yeah; he's a rescue so a bit clingy, and his old friend went off to the Rainbow Bridge at the age of 16 around Easter so he is now EXTRA clingy. His new friend is being spayed and we can pick her up from the rescue soon. :). Can't wait; I shut him out of the room when I'm on the machine as he seems to think that tension masts and yarn cones are lovely new toys I have bought for him. So he meows outside the door until I come out. :(

We told the man at the rescue that we don't mind if she's a lap cat or not as she's not for us, she's for our cat. :D
Apr 26, 2013 08:05:12   #
I've been lucky to find a club nearby with people that are just like me really - hand knitters who also want to use machines to speed up the process of making things for people. I will always love hand knitting lace, socks etc. I wish I had the free time to hand knit fun jumpers for my nephew and gloves for my Dad and socks for my husband and Christmas stockings for everyone - but I just don't.

There are some people who really want something hand knitted, and there are some that are just keen to have a particular shape and pattern and colour, and don't mind it being "hand framed" as they get it quicker. :)

So it's good to be able to do both.
Apr 26, 2013 04:41:28   #
Thank you; as for timing, I think it took me maybe a couple of hours. It's done as a long strip, so about 70 rows of pattern, 60 rows of brim and another 70 rows of another pattern. Then you gather the stitches, also gather up the cast on end, then sew up the seam so you have a long "sausage". Bring the two gathers together then sew them together, brim up, all done. :)
Apr 25, 2013 20:34:55   #
Knitmaster 360.
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