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redwitch
06-03-2007, 09:40 AM
Wow wow wow! I love making clocks but this never occurred to me! This one was done using a cork tile as the backing.
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/226/485773662_2d85d70030_m.jpg

Great present idea too!

snowbear
06-03-2007, 09:53 AM
What a great idea. You could match colors, stitches to go with the afghan on the chair, and the cushion on the couch..

OK.. that is just a neat idea.. lol

Jeremy
06-03-2007, 10:21 AM
Very cool. I am reading Yarn Harlot's latest book. She has a lady in there that actually knit a boat.

Sara
06-03-2007, 10:56 AM
My LYS has one! I find it extremely difficult to read. If you make one, make sure you get enough contrast between the color of the stitching and the hardware. :thumbsup:

Knitlee
06-03-2007, 11:01 AM
This is so cool. Who would have thought...

BinkyKat
06-03-2007, 11:28 AM
:shock: Brilliant!:cheering:
And I love buttons too...adding to my infinite to-do list~
Thanks for sharing!

Kaydee
06-03-2007, 11:32 AM
what a cool idea!!

PammieJR
06-03-2007, 02:19 PM
That is one of the coolest things I have ever SEEN!!!! I have to try that...thank you so much for sharing!!!

Knitting_Guy
06-03-2007, 08:10 PM
That is pretty cool. I may just have to try that.

Hildegard_von_Knittin
06-04-2007, 01:53 AM
AWESOME!!! What a fabulous idea!!!

1knittychick
06-04-2007, 12:40 PM
Cool! Great idea! Can I get the pattern from the site too or is this just the picture?

redwitch
06-04-2007, 08:11 PM
It doesn't really have a pattern, it's just a square of whatever size you want! Looks like a seed stitch border. It's from Craftster though if you want to see it.

Sarah

madametj
06-04-2007, 10:15 PM
so...the clock works?:??

Sara
06-04-2007, 10:40 PM
You can buy the inner workings of a battery operated clock at a place like Michael's or Joann's. You would take a board and make a hole in the center, with the works in the back, cover the board with your knitting (spray glue would work well) and then attach the buttons or numbers. Et voila!

HollyP
06-04-2007, 10:42 PM
Madame you can buy clock kits (http://www.klockit.com/products/dept-157__sku-FFFFV.html) They come with a battery pack and arms. I've never had a problem with them not working. My Dad used to make clocks out of almost anything.

madametj
06-04-2007, 11:13 PM
Madame you can buy clock kits (http://www.klockit.com/products/dept-157__sku-FFFFV.html) They come with a battery pack and arms. I've never had a problem with them not working. My Dad used to make clocks out of almost anything.

nice:thumbsup:

KarenKlopfer
06-08-2007, 08:43 AM
Great Idea. Where do you get the clock part of it?

Knitting_Guy
06-08-2007, 09:29 AM
Great Idea. Where do you get the clock part of it?


As mentioned, most craft stores like Hobby Lobby or Michael's sell them. I'm not sure but I think you can also find them at Wal Mart. I'll be going there today to find out.

sara_jayne
06-08-2007, 10:34 AM
What a fantastic idea - thanks so much for posting that!

Knitting_Guy
06-08-2007, 02:21 PM
I just got back from Wally World. They do indeed sell the clock kits in the crafts section. I just picked up two of them for about 5 bucks each.

They did not have any sort of cork board for the backing. I am going to improvise with plastic mesh for needlepoint and I picked up some small dowel rods in case it needs to be stiffened a bit. The beauty of the mesh is that there is no need to use a drill for the hole for the clock, and I plan to attach the knitted piece to it with a tapestry needle and yarn.

I'll let you know how it worked out when I get it finished.