Saturday, March 24, 2012

Magic Knitting Machines


This is an update of a post I did about
3 years ago on Kentoys

These wonderfully cute knitting machines
 are still hard to find, however, I have had
a little luck in increasing my collection from 4 to 6. 
(Two Grandmas, two Ladies, one Owl and one Duck)
I have still to find the boy, girl, bird and chicken.
I have discovered that they are also known
as Kiddie Dora in Europe and that these
Kiddie Dora came with a 
draw string pouch.
Added - May: I have decided that the bird is
a seagull, I have now seen a larger picture
and see that this bird has goggles as in a diving
seagull and is holding a fish.
So therefore we have an owl, chicken,
duck, and seagull, of the feathered
variety and four humans - girl, boy,
Lady, and Grandma in the set.

Above - this is the label found with the Owl 
knitting machine.

The directions in German - found with the
Owl knitting machine.

The packaging can also vary between those labeled
Magic Knitting Doll or Magic Knitting

Some carry their brand under the left foot -
KENTOYS 1998 and MADE IN CHINA in a circle
under the right foot.  Some carry their brand on their 
inside rim - PATENT PENDING KENTOYS c1998,
and some have PATENT NO. :6276986B1.

My Nitta Crittas collection (by Moose) has also increased
from one to three - 1 cow, 1 frog and 1 duck.

As you can tell, I hate removing any of these from
their original packaging (when they are found in
their packaging) so I try keeping them this way.
The last one I have to find is the pink pig in this set.
The search continues!! .......



Brenda GA, Dome-Dweller said...

WOW!! You must have the most awesome collection of spool-knitters anywhere! Before reading your blog I had no idea that there were so many different spool-knitters out there. I really enjoy seeing what you find next.

crazyhaberdasher said...

Thanks so much Brenda! I too am amazed at how many varieties there are. So many are to be found in Europe and sadly, sometimes I miss out on some fantastic spool knitters. I would love to own at least one of the papier mache ones from France. There are several characters like - Charlie Chaplin, Dutch Lady, Dutch Boy, Becassine, Japanese Lady, Pierrot, etc. I hope that one day it might happen! ... cheers, Maz

christy said...

Hello just found your blog as I was looking for spool knitters. I love your blog. I started following you...

crazyhaberdasher said...

Hi Christy! Great to see you here! I am glad that you love my blog. Do you also collect? I am sorry for the delay in my response as I had been away for two weeks holiday. I would love to hear more about you .... cheers, Maz