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Old 07-04-2007, 06:09 AM   #1
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Check this baby out! Great knitting gadget
So I won an auction on ebay for what would appear to be a very old little tool for knitting.

The instructions are hilarious, it explains how this wonderful (pat applied for) item will save you from the use of profanity while doing the relaxing craft of knitting!

You wind the wool around the star shaped bit and the expandable bracelet goes on your wrist. It holds the ball off the floor so it doesn't roll away from you and pick up dirt! Ideal for travelling with =D
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Old 07-04-2007, 06:18 AM   #2
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Cool package. Does the device really help? I think it would irritate me, but it is also a bother when balls roll around on the floor.
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Old 07-04-2007, 06:37 AM   #3
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I wonder if they ever got their patent, because I saw something like that online the other day!

This isn't the site I found before, but you get the idea: http://www.lacis.com/catalog/data/n_threadholders.html
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Old 07-04-2007, 07:33 AM   #4
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I also wondered if they ever got the patent. I tried it out and it does work.

I did think it would get on my nerves too but its how you wind the wool that makes the difference.

It's like an original go knit pouch and would be perfect for sock knitting on the go =D

I don't intend to use it though - I collect sewing and needle craft paraphernalia - I have a deep love for Sewing Etui's which I started collecting when I was about 10 years old.

I just got a gorgeous little german etui, a pair of scissors that fold up and look like dancing legs and can be worn as a pendant and a copleys Knit Clip (another old invention)

Photos to follow =D


Ohh I also found this:

http://www.hhtatting.com/detail.cfm?ID=47

That also looks similar.

The trouble with the old one is you have to re-wind your yarn around the holder. I guess its a great idea but a pita if you have to re-roll a ball of yarn
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Old 07-04-2007, 07:40 AM   #5
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Old 07-04-2007, 08:16 AM   #6
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Nice scissors and tools. I click on to view your scarf and it takes me to the home page of the forum.
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Old 07-04-2007, 09:49 AM   #7
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ahh thats because it was posted over a year ago and the forum links have all changed since then - I need to update it =D
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Old 07-04-2007, 03:33 PM   #8
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look here is a knitting bracelet from KH
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Originally Posted by jeanius80 View Post
look here is a knitting bracelet from KH
That's the one I saw before I was trying to remember... how silly of me! It's right here on KH! :rofling:
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Old 07-04-2007, 05:23 PM   #10
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I knew I'd seen something similar somewhere!

I like the KH one, it means you don't have to re-wind the ball of yarn onto the device. The KH one looks like it holds it without all the fuss however the old one, tells you to wind the wool a specific way - this stops it getting caught up in the wristlet chain.

I've just been sitting here looking at my find again, I really like the design. Wish I could find out about the patent!
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