I have to admit something... In October I bought a knitting machine. An Empisal Knitmaster 700 with lace and ribbing attachments. I haven't tried the lace carriage yet, nor have I tried the ribber. But I have knitted two pairs of Knitty Blu's, and I have tried to knit my fine gauge shawl cardigan. It's difficult and I didn'´t dare to use the ribber.