I really wanted this when I was a kid.  Kenner’s Knit-o-Matic, automatic knitting machine.

I think that it was watching the commercials on Saturday TV.  It made this seem so much more fun than my yarn and 2 needles.

I found this on an auction site, and it brought back memories, so much so that I actually thought of purchasing it.  For what?!

I am sure that this made my Christmas wish list at least once.  But then, so did the Easy Bake Oven, and that never appeared under the tree either.  In retrospect, my parents were saving me from a poor imitation of actual knitting, and a poor substitute for real food (we did however have the cutest little pans that we would bake using left-over batter).  Still, the advertising was awful powerful.