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Old January 19th 07, 08:30 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.machine-knit
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Judy P wrote:
Wow, ladies..I am so overwhelmed to see all the info..I was very
hesitant to post in here, it being a non webtv group and only having a
Bond knitting machine and feeling less then..
I am guilty of knitting to fast..Don't use side weights. A friend had
told me about the forks..Still checking thrift stores, for forks?? Also,
didn't pull the needles all the way forward.. Needless to say, that I
have a lot to learn..I can't thank you enough for all the support..I was
not trashing the machine..I love the idea of it..Just was telling my
experience on the machine, so far..Far from giving up. I will be back..
judy


Weights made for regular knitting machines work fine, but are a bit
pricey. For circular sock knitting machines, lots of knitters are using
old forks with the tines bent down to "grab" the knitting, then hanging
weight on the bottom. Cheap forks are best since they bend easier, and
if you can find the ones with a hole in the handle, all the better! The
weight you add can be fishing weights or those big washers used for
drapery weight. Your local hardware store can be your friend for these
things - I would stay out of sporting goods stores just because it would
cost more.

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stitches @ singerlady.reno.nv.us.earth.milky-way.com
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Old January 20th 07, 12:05 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.machine-knit
Judy P
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Default patterns anyone for bond knitting machine

Thank you Joanne..Wondered what I would use as weights..fishing weights
and big washers are excellent ideas..I will jump right on that idea..
judy

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Old January 21st 07, 06:30 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.machine-knit
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Default patterns anyone for bond knitting machine

Hi Joanne,

I *think* we know each other! I used to be the Program Secretary at
WARC. If you are the same kind lady who had me over to her house
several years ago and we talked about machine knitting, I'd love to get
together with you again soon.

I've started a local group for machine knitting called the Great Basin
Machine Knitters. We try to meet once
a month at the Washoe Library in Sparks. Didn't have a meeting in
Dec., and I'm not sure if I can get the
room in January (they're supposed to call me back today or tomorrow).

Marge in Reno
Unique Designs For Machine Knitters
http://www.mkdesigner.com
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Pogonip wrote:
Do yourself a favor and get that Bond out again and give it a fair try!
Joanne
stitches @ singerlady.reno.nv.us.earth.milky-way.com
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Old January 21st 07, 10:40 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.machine-knit
Pogonip
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Default patterns anyone for bond knitting machine

Hi Marge,

That would be me. ;-) I made a note of your meeting in December, but
managed to forget it until it was over. Sorry! I hope you had some
turnout. I don't know who around here is still knitting. I think Pat
has moved her shop back into her garage, but I don't know how active she
is these days. Maggie, Shirley, Sharon and I used to trek down to
Carson City when Penny had her shop open - what a great shop that was!

At the moment, my KM is buried in a room in the basement, which happened
when one of the kids moved back home for a while and moved everything in
two rooms into one. Yikes! I do have some circular sock knitting
machines upstairs, but haven't gotten past knitting a tube. I sure wish
there were someone around here who knew the secrets of the ribber and
short-rowing on a CSM. Of course, I do have some videos and a CD or
two......and a short attention span.....

I've been yearning to get to the KM. Perhaps I'll get a round tuit and
attack the contents of that room - a daunting notion.

mkdesigner wrote:
Hi Joanne,

I *think* we know each other! I used to be the Program Secretary at
WARC. If you are the same kind lady who had me over to her house
several years ago and we talked about machine knitting, I'd love to get
together with you again soon.

I've started a local group for machine knitting called the Great Basin
Machine Knitters. We try to meet once
a month at the Washoe Library in Sparks. Didn't have a meeting in
Dec., and I'm not sure if I can get the
room in January (they're supposed to call me back today or tomorrow).

Marge in Reno
Unique Designs For Machine Knitters
http://www.mkdesigner.com
Free Newsletter Editor: http://www.greatbasinmk.com





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Joanne
stitches @ singerlady.reno.nv.us.earth.milky-way.com
http://members.tripod.com/~bernardschopen/
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Old January 23rd 07, 02:23 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.machine-knit
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Default patterns anyone for bond knitting machine

thanks so much for all the sites--esp the video one--it was nice to
watch someone do something as opposed to reading it and then trying to
figure out what they mean.
thanks so much
michele
Susie wrote:
Judy,
I'm getting a Bond Incredible Machine (in fact two of them) given to me
tomorrow.
I'm so looking forward to it even though I've read some very poor reviews.
The girls
have upgraded to fancier machine with more features.
I have done research for weeks now and have learned so much about why people
drop stitches. From what I've read they don't put sufficient weight on the
stitches
and the stitches pop off (especially on the ends), or they are running the
carriage across way too fast, and
even they don't have the latches open.
There is a super yahoo group just for these machines that will help you USE
that
machine and use it to make not only blankets but sweaters, hats, scarves,
and other
goodies.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/incred...ermachineclub/
There are also videos that are helpful. You probably need a fast internet
connection
to get them downloaded. I loved watching the ISM Instructional Video the
best. Some
of the videos are a tad hard to see but worth watching.
http://knitfits.theotherbell.com/bond-video-club.htm
I can imagine it can be frustrated at first. I've heard there is a pretty
steep learning
curve to using one but I'm game. I've only been hand knitting for a
year. I don't know
it that will help or make it worse.
There is also another machine knitting yahoo group that can help you out.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Knittingmachines/
I also love this forum:
http://wb8.knittingtoday.com/default...dID=2&action=0
If the link doesn't get you there, try this one and click on "forum":
http://www.knittingtoday.com/BondClub/index.html
Susie in northern NY
http://new.photos.yahoo.com/susies1955/albums/


I have a Bond too..Had it 10 years before I took it out of the box..I
have not made any thing on it yet..Every time I start some thing, it has
ended up on the floor..I see in the Bond stuff that came with the
machine, that they have pattern booklets, with patterns, that can be
ordered reasonable.. I get a newsletter in my e mail every now and then,
but no patterns..My last try on my machine, was a baby blanket..Got my
needles out and I am now knitting one by hand???
judy


 




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