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Machine Knitting Adventure! My New Taitexma TH-160

Seriously Spoiled Wife alert: my husband got me a knitting machine for my birthday! I never asked for one, never researched one thing about it, *maybe* saw one sitting in a knitting studio once... and he did ALL the research, ALL the forum scouring, ALL the dealing with an importer/distributor and picked a fabulous machine!!!

... and he's a smarty pants because I am hooked. (Kind of literally actually. I learned the hard way that you should NOT wear hand knits while using a knitting machine, it will grab you all over the place!)
This is a brand new Taitexma TH-160 (knitter) / TR-180 (ribber) 6mm mid-gauge manual metal bed machine. WAIT, don't lose me now! Let me translate: "Taitexma": This machine is a Taiwanese re-make of the much loved and now discontinued Silver Reed (Japanese name)/Singer (NA name)/Studio (European name) SK-160. The SK-160 was the updated version of the plastic bed LK-150, a number you'll find all over the internet. It is also very similar to…

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