Firstly, I'd like to say how lovely it is to own a piece of equipment with a manual that compliments me on my 'excellent shopping sense'. Secondly, who doesn't love finding a knitting machine (with ribmaster) in working order for $6. Not a typo.
I've had it for about 6 months, I carried it a long way back from town in it's brown cardboard suitcase, on a carless expedition. It was worth every step!
I've had a couple of plays with it, but on Sunday I knitted an actual thing with it. Baby blanket, in orange handspun (food colours). Less than two hours knitting....it may have taken almost as long to cast on and off as it did to knit.
It's a bit of a workout too...I could feel it across my shoulders and arms Monday and Tuesday, though that possibly says more about my fitness levels than a recommendation for exercise!
Oh and yesterday at spinning group there was a loom for sale and I had the right notes in my wallet..... it comes home on Monday! All this fibery goodness!