I told my friend the other day how I had picked up knitting again after a number of years away from it. I told her it had been nice creating some relaxation for me in the evening instead of being hunched over my computer and suffering with insomnia.
I told her I stuck to simple patterns right now, because I didn't want the stress of counting or figuring out new stitches while watching TV, I just wanted something to grow from my needles and be useful and feel relaxed. She loved my knitted knitting bag post and thought it would be nice to try her hands at knitting again.
She then told me, that she never picked up knitting, but would love to do it, but was stressed trying to learn which is not how it should be. It can be fun to learn something new, but she was having trouble with it and threw her needles in a fit of frustration. So, I decided to research other options and told her about the Addi King Size Knitting Machine.
At first glance you think it is only for round knitting or tubes. I remember thinking why would I need all those tubes of knitting? But in fact it can do the round knitting in different sizes which is perfect for hats, and it can also knit flat panels up to 18 inches wide. There are 46 robust needles on this machine, and you simply do not join the ends when you want to make flat panels.
Once you set it up, you can get knitting and create products in minutes and change colours too. I was thinking this would be great for any craft business that sold knitted products. I love to hand knit, but this could be fun to do too, especially in the evening while relaxing listening to music or watching TV. You could create a scarf or hat in a sitting.
It is made in Germany and has a lifetime guarantee which impressed me. Many of the reviews were positive and the company seems to answer questions. It might seem like an investment at first, but if you find it difficult to hand knit, such as with arthritis or you just never picked it up, using a knitting machine can be another way to relax and get creative without the frustration.
If you knit for a craft business, this would certainly speed things up. Even if you have larger projects you could make large panels then stitch them together. There are all kinds of ideas brewing from within right now about this machine. It secures to a table so it won't be moving around.
Right now you can get it on Amazon, just click the picture to find out more. Right now I am working on a project that uses up different bits and pieces of leftover yarn. I hate waste, so tried to come up with a project for that, I will post next week. Stay tuned!
My name is Diane and I love all arts and crafts including painting, drawing and knitting (I painted the bee above!) I decided after many years to take up knitting again and needed simple patterns that I could do while watching TV or listening to music that would help dial down stress. I hope you enjoy some of my own projects as well as ones I have found.