One thing I'm curious about with the Knifty Knitter is that both times I've seen samples knit up on them at craft stores (hats, I think), they were in a rib, and the stitches were all twisted! Ugh! As in, when I pulled laterally on the piece, the knit columns just got tighter instead of opening up... Which really doesn't make for a pleasingly elastic piece of fabric.
Is that NORMAL for the KK? Or did some employee just bumble the sample a little?
But yes, to the person who said that their parents could make one... it seems like you could, doesn't it? With a doughnut shaped piece of wood, some nails, and a ruler...