Thursday, February 6, 2014

~ Red Heart knitting machine ~

After I made this video I continued to knit my scarf, but I had to cut it short.  The loud click, clack popping noise is getting worse.  I am very irritated.  I realize that it is basically a toy, but I would think that I would of been able to get more than 1 scarf and 1 pair of socks out of it.  I hope that the larger Innovations knitting machine will be a lot better.





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Oh my goodness - I think I have it fixed now.  I took it apart, cut out a cardboard shim from a frozen dinner box, and placed it underneath the gear ring to raise it up a little bit.  I put the machine back together and tried it out.  Listen to this:


YAY!!!

I hope it stays fixed.  :)
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18 comments:

  1. the noise is a little bit irritating……
    the good thing is that you have tried, you now have some experience about knitting machines and you can give us all some good advices!!!!! ;oD
    thank you Debi, xxxxxx Ale

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  2. Yes, it is a lot of click clacking. Thanks for the advice, Debi!! You gave a good review. I think we have to put on headphones while working with this machine.

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  3. That really doesn't sound right. If I were you I'd be taking it back to the store and ask them to exchange it for another one. Seeing your videos has inspired me to get my Prym knitter (same as Innovations) out and try making a scarf. xox

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  4. That's a shame-that noise would drive me nuts too! Oh well, I wonder if there is a crocheting machine? x

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  5. That noise would bug me. It's really loud; maybe you should take it back. Yes it works, but it sounds like it's going to come apart. Thanks for sharing your views on it; I hope you like the new one better.

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  6. That really doesn't sound right at all. I wonder if it's a fault others have had as well or if it's just that machine that has a problem.
    I look forward to hearing about the new one when you get it but I think I'd do what a previous poster suggested and take it back to the store incase it's a faulty one.

    I do enjoy these video's though, it's good to see a review like this.
    Thanks for doing these Debi.

    :)

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  7. Thank you so much for showing us the knitting machine, Debi! Really appreciated your review. I still want to try this. Please review the Innovations machine when you get it. Just love the videos!

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  8. That would drive me crazy! Just give me my quiet crochet hooks!

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  9. over and under..I had to smile when you were talking to yourself..I do this all the time. I think before I had my husband tear it apart I would take it back to walmart and get a different one..then you would know if it was normal for that machine...also red heart treats you fairly if you have a problem with one of their products..contact them if the second one is doing that also...maybe they are unaware that the problem exists..I will wait for further reviews from you before getting one. blessings

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  10. Thanks for your review Debi. I don't think I'd like that clicking noise either. Happy Friday! Have a great day, Heather

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  11. That's too bad, it seemed like such a fun gadget!

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  12. I loved your video's Debi and I'm glad that you have managed to get rid of the clicking noise, I'm very impressed at how quickly it knits, I'm looking forward to seeing all your creations, I hope you find a way of finishing the socks. :)

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  13. I'm glad you found a fix for the clicking noise!! Well done. :)
    Hope it stays that way now.

    I'm interested to see how you finish your socks in the end as well.
    :)

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  14. Debi, that's great!! Loved watching it in action. I have a question: do you think a kid would enjoy this, or is it too complicated (getting it threaded, etc.) for them to be able to use? I was thinking my niece would like the outcome but wasn't sure if it was too hard to get going for a child.

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    1. Thanks Amy. I would think a child around 8 or 9 (and up) would be able to knit with this machine. I recommend watching Youtube videos about threading it since the directions that come with it are not good at all. It is easy to do though. Also, you have to think about the clicking, clacking noise unless an adult can fix it like I did. :)

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    2. Thank you, Debi! I think my little niece would love this!

      ps -- LOVE your videos. It's like you're having crochet chat time with us! I actually like to play them when I'm crocheting! Keep 'em coming :)

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  15. Hi Debi...Just caught up on all your videos! It was like a "mini" Mini-Series! Very entertaining! Keep them coming!
    Kathy (G.G.) :)

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  16. I got my granddaughter one of those knitting machines and it was horrible. She kept getting it all tangled and it wouldn't do what it was supposed to do. I spent a lot of time undoing the yarn tangles. And the noise was horrible. Headache stuff for sure!

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