14 hours ago
Monday, November 22, 2010
My Dream Setup
I now have set up as of tonight a standard knitting machine and ribber and a bulky knitting machine and ribber. Yahoo! This is my dream setup. I just set up the bulky and ribber tonight.
The standard is a Studio 700 with a SRP 60N ribber. This is working great thanks to my friend Julia coming over and adjusting my ribber to meet the knitting machine.
The bulky is a Toyota 650 with a Toyota KR350 ribber. First thing I noticed is the ribber needs a new sponge bar. Why I didn't know ribbers had sponge bars I don't know. Sounds common sense now, but up until a few weeks ago didn't even occur to me.
Update: SRP 60N ribbers do not have sponge bars. They have a solid plastic bar. Thanks Monique for clearing that up and making me investigate further.
What is neat is the bulky came with a tilt stand. I've always thought I'd prefer that, but didn't have one so didn't know. Now I'll get to decide whether I like the knitting machine flat rather than tilted toward the back. Working with the standard not on a tilt stand I found out it didn't really bother me as much as I thought it would.
I got the 2 extra machines for 2 reasons. One I really don't want to take my knitting machine a part from the ribber twice a month. Also one of the gals at the meeting said she had her machine damaged in transit. Someone how the innards shifted. I could see a machine shifting around in a car possibly making this happen. So, I wanted a cheap machine that I could travel with and if it got damaged I wouldn't be broken hearted. I'm careful to make sure it's sitting flat and doesn't move around in the back of my car. So, hoping my traveling machines hold up.
Also these 2 extra machines are an integral part of my evil machine knitting plan. :D