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wizdmzchyld message #1
Hi Alice
November 24, 2009 at 1:40:27 PM
 
I'm Charlene.  I live in Kansas and I knit.  I knit with 2 sticks and have 2 manual knitting beds.  I love them.  I've been 2 sticking it since I was 5 and learning the Brother 260 and the LK 150 for the past couple of years.    Nice to meet you.  Hope this site turns out to be rollicking fun.

Charlene


 
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Stitchboard Admin message #2
Re: Hi Alice
November 26, 2009 at 1:10:06 AM
 
Welcome, Charlene!  Smiley

What have you made?  And please do tell us some more about your knitting machines!



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wizdmzchyld message #3
Re: Hi Alice
November 26, 2009 at 8:54:45 AM
 
My machines were accidental.  I was having trouble knitting with 2 sticks due to carpel tunnel in both hands.  Strangely, it never affects my typing.  However, my Papa came home one night from a local auction with two knitting machines.  He got them for $10.00.  Neither one hat all it's components, and once I began researching and finding out what they were capable of, I was hooked.

I spent two years saving and getting the parts and tools, had the 260 serviced.  Sold the Passap DM 80 and bought the LK 150 from a friend.  I've spent the last year learning how to use these machines and I'm so hooked.  I still do regular knitting with 2 needles, but am amazed at how fast I can make things with the machines.

Now I knit and sell what I knit so as to fund more knitting.  I do gifts for family and friends.  I just finished a shrug for my 16 year old niece.  I'll get a picture and post it.  I took the cable idea from a hand knitting pattern and adapted it to a shrug.  Even on the 260 bed it took four days.  Not something I would do except for love.  This one was hard work.

Charlene


 
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Stitchboard Admin message #4
Re: Hi Alice
November 26, 2009 at 8:53:30 PM
 
Charlene,

Wow, $10 is an excellent deal for two knitting machines, even without all of the components!

I'm sure your family and friends greatly appreciate all of the beautiful things you make.  The shrug sounds amazing...though it must have been quite difficult to knit on a machine with all of the transferring of stitches for those cables.  Please do let us see how it turned out!


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wizdmzchyld message #5
Re: Hi Alice
November 26, 2009 at 9:18:36 PM
 
The plan is to take pictures tomorrow morning.  A friend also asked to see pictures so I'll add them to the album I started on here today.  Thanks for your interest.  I told my friend that I'd never do that again except for love or $250.00.

Charlene

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Charlene,

Wow, $10 is an excellent deal for two knitting machines, even without all of the components!

I'm sure your family and friends greatly appreciate all of the beautiful things you make.  The shrug sounds amazing...though it must have been quite difficult to knit on a machine with all of the transferring of stitches for those cables.  Please do let us see how it turned out!



 
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Stitchboard Admin message #6
Re: Hi Alice
November 26, 2009 at 10:54:23 PM
 
Quote:

The plan is to take pictures tomorrow morning.  A friend also asked to see pictures so I'll add them to the album I started on here today.  Thanks for your interest.  I told my friend that I'd never do that again except for love or $250.00.


Charlene,

I totally understand!  There are some items which truly aren't worth making unless one is well compensated or the item is made out of love, where the only compensation is the recipient's happiness.  I feel that way about certain things I've made, too, where some have been given out of love, but otherwise, I wouldn't have made the items at all.



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~~~~~
I'm a beading, knitting and crochet addict.  If that means I'm admitting I have a problem, then I admit to nothing. Please refrain from helping me.

 
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