Thursday, November 20, 2008

Transogram Knobby Knitter

This set has just arrived and I
quickly photographed it
before it was packed away!

I love the graphics on the box top -
cleverly taking the older style
cotton reel and nails into the
modern era!

"Mrs. Oldtime Knittingspool's new bright
little child".

Illustrated by Isabelle Magor below.
Photo taken in the 1930's.

The set is dated 1938
by Transogram N.Y.

Originally there would have been two
spool knitters but unfortunately as happens
with so many like this, they get separated
and lost. The blue spool knitter here is
a great little character although still a little plain.
The tool is very much like the "Spears Games
loop lifter".

Here are some more of the fantastic
graphics on the box top.

Knobby Knitter - a very clever little gadget
to make ...... Hat-bands, Skipping Ropes, Baskets,
Belts, Purses, Mats, Pillow Tops, Horse-reins!
Also, the instructions are missing.
The set is numbered 68.


Monday, November 17, 2008

Guess Who?

Guess Who?

These are spool knitters turned by Hubby and
newly painted. I know the blue hat is a little large
for the character on the right, but these are
practice spool knitters and maybe there will
be more made that would suit the look
better. The woods for both are different and
as you can see, the character on the left
has a few "ridges" in the wood.
But I am pleased with the result just
the same. Of course
they still require their
nails to be official, but I have to
wait for Hubby to do that for me.
Let me know what you think of

Still just managing to quickly do another
spool knitter or so before the move - so keep
a watch out for the next new "arrivals" to
the collection.

Thursday, November 6, 2008


There wont be a lot of content in this
post - all of my spool knitter
collection is now in

So I hope you will forgive me if I
show you a picture you
may have already seen.

But here is the complete "Kokeshi"
spool knitter - see ....... it now has
its nails and is fully functional!

Luckily the paints have not yet
been packed and I can squeeze in
some more painting before the

Stay tuned!