Yes, the Knitting Machine Exists. For Real. We’re Not Joking.

Who remembers the Power Glove? Who still has one? Yeah, that’s what I thought.

Back in the day, Nintendo had plenty of strange and rather useless peripherals created and pushed onto consumers, in an effort to gain even wider share of a burgeoning home console market in the 90s. You probably had a few of these things yourself… tried them once or twice, and stuck them in a closet, only to sell them at a yard sale ten years later (or maybe they’re still in the closet, behind your little sister’s BeDazzler  and Cabbage Patch doll).

Well, guess what? Even though it existed only as a rumor for several decades, last week ex-Nintendo employee Howard Philips confirmed the existence of the Nintendo Knitting Machine via a scanned image on his Facebook ( page. The description reads “not a game, not a toy; not something a young girl can outgrow in three or six months or even a year”.

Huh. Well, isn’t that something.


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Micah has been playing games since his first pong machine, and has been writing for as long as he could grip a pencil and not drool on the paper. So, for about a week.

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