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    Question Does anyone remember the name of this knitting gadget?

    Does anyone remember the knitting gadget's name from the 1960s -to 70s that you wrapped yarn around some plastic things and then it popped off to make circles that you used to make animals or whatever? I always wanted one and of course never got it for holidays. They had a lot of fun commercials showing the stuff. I have been googling around looking for it but no luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 19Sandy View Post
    Does anyone remember the knitting gadget's name from the 1960s -to 70s that you wrapped yarn around some plastic things and then it popped off to make circles that you used to make animals or whatever? I always wanted one and of course never got it for holidays. They had a lot of fun commercials showing the stuff. I have been googling around looking for it but no luck.
    I think it was called a knitting Nancy?

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    I made my own as a kid with an empty spool of thread and some finish nails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by herbgeek View Post
    I made my own as a kid with an empty spool of thread and some finish nails.
    Sandy, check out this video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EK1MsKeXHL4

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    Oh! I used to have one of those and made a ton of those flowers. They still make them. Clover brand. Bloom looms?
    My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far today, I have finished two bags of M&Ms and a chocolate cake. I feel better already!

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    I can't watch videos on my computer - darn!

    They did have a cute commercial. Is that it?

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    Eureka! I remembered its name - Knit Wit - in a plastic box with little tools to make pompons and such. First one made in the early 1960s. There might be newer versions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 19Sandy View Post
    Eureka! I remembered its name - Knit Wit - in a plastic box with little tools to make pompons and such. First one made in the early 1960s. There might be newer versions.
    I googled that and found images of a celluloid toy with two different shapes--so cool!

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    Trying to find a newer one, I saw some vintage ones but plastic degrades.

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    My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far today, I have finished two bags of M&Ms and a chocolate cake. I feel better already!

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