I learned to knit (with 2 needles), when I was about 10 years old, and had knit on and off throughout my life.
I bought my first knitting machine, a Toyota Elna, off of eBay about 10 years ago, and now own 4. (Silver Reed mid-gauge, Bulky and Standard gauge, and a Brother KH940, standard gauge. Designed and knit newborn photography props (www.theknittingbitty.com), for 6 years, and want to move into designing knitwear for adults... Hence the reason I want to purchase the Kniterate.