Big news: my knitting machine came! Ok, so it’s not big news, but it’s fun nonetheless. The vintage 1975 Mattel knitting machine I bought on EBay arrived in the mail yesterday in perfect condition. It’s actually pretty amazing – they managed to make it entirely out of molded plastic parts and make the instructions easy enough so that any monkey could follow them. Having read some web pages since placing the bid, I feared that it wasn’t actually a knitting machine, but something close (that it did some bastardized form of knitting) – thankfully, this couldn’t be further from the truth! It knits!

posted February 26, 2002 – 7:04 am
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