Thursday, August 13, 2009

start knitting Nancy......


Knitting and day 9 of a photo a day....

Remember the old 'Knitting Nancy?' - the little knitting contraption that allowed you to make metres and metres of unusable woolen braid? Well I bought another one!
I couldn't help myself, she looked so pretty and new. She is a fairy knitter though, I wonder what ever happened to Nance?
This is how she will stay, all shiny and new in her bag until I decide to make some socks for the Bob the builder or Buzz toys!

3 comments:

Little Diva said...

I just bought my girls one each of those (the exact same one) to put away for Christmas. Thought they would be good "Santa" presents and hopefully keep them amused for hours!! Maybe one day I'll come up with a use for the finished result... Dolly scarf anyone?

smileybella said...

Yes yes! I remember these! I used to absolutely love using knitting nancy. Must find one for Ella...

crazyhaberdasher said...

Hi! I love them all - Knitting Nancies to Knitting Fairies - I have a collection of "spool knitters" (over 500) old, new, artists, and handmade (I also make my own). If you are interested, take a peek at http://spoolknitter.blogspot.com and I also have a Spool Knitter group on Flickr (currently 84 members worldwide). I am an Aussie too living in Victoria.....cheers, Maz