I used Diana Sullivan's baby blanket technique to do the orange. All other pieces are crocheted. I used reflective yarn. It's kind of fun to see it light up at night when the head lights hit it.
9 hours ago
When you open a knitting machine it does look like Spock's brain at first. Don't be discourage. Read the instruction manual, join a guild, check out support groups on Ravelry. There is help starting here.