Thursday, February 7, 2008

PLASTIC

There are a number plastic spool knitters currently
available, such as -
Susan Bates Knitting Knobby
Clover Wonder Knitter, etc.

The quality of the plastic varies greatly
from very soft plastic that moves
like a sponge when
you push your finger into it, to a
very hard plastic of which some will
easily break when pressure is applied.

Above is a thin soft plastic spool knitter "Horse Reins
Knitting Spool", a very cheaply made toy with five
nails and is Made in Japan. (no date)

I apologize for the poor photo here - it is hard to get a
good picture when the items are in a plastic packet.
Left - Never removed from the packet is "Knitting
Spool with wool". This is an even softer plastic than
the previous spool knitter with five plastic "nails" to
work on. This would be extremely difficult to use.
The "loop lifter" is also plastic.
This is Made in Hong Kong. (no date)

Above - Strick-Prinzessin is Made in Germany by
Richard Simm & Sohne. (no date)
It has a "crown" of plastic nails which again,
is easily breakable.

These spool knitters are of a firm plastic
and were purchased from France but
are Made in China. (no date)
Above - this is a set, with ready made wool flowers,
wool embroidery charts, scissors,
spool knitter, tool, and wool.

Above - they come in a variety of colours.

Above - showing the back.

I will be showing more plastic spool knitters
in a future post.

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3 comments:

Noreen Crone-Findlay said...

Hi Marian
You never cease to amaze me with the wonderful spool knitters that you find!
Where on earth do you find them?
I'm in awe!
I love seeing the new additions to your collection!
:o) Noreen

crazyhaberdasher / knittingbee said...

Thanks Noreen!
I have to thank the internet for a lot of them....there is little to find in Australia alone.

Helmi said...

I love this one!