So about a week ago Three New Exciting Things came my way. First, was my box of shiny new, updated and slightly redesigned business cards. They came out really well, and I am pleased with them. Second, One of the teachers where my daughter goes to school gave me an old sewing machine. Oooh, I do love to play with forgotten sewing machines! And this one certainly had been...the oil had all gunked up, and it needed some serious TLC. My son, (also a tinkerer) also helped clean and oil this machine, until we made it run smoothly and well., though I'm having some trouble with the needle...Havent had time to tinker again with it yet It is a Montgomery Ward model URR 285 E (don't know the company who made it, or the year; very difficult to find information online about it) , it came with the manual, but no cams or goodies. It weighs a ton. Sewing machine count now is six (though two of them don't count, being that one is my son's outgrown mending machine, and one I havent put another back together...oh wait, and one is missing a pedal, and lives in a table). Really only two of them count, my Awesome Elna 9000, and my Brother, which belongs to the kids now. Onward, the third, and last fun thing to come into my possession was a 1957 Brother-Knit KH 32 home knitting machine! Craigslist find (by my better half) in town for $60! It makes the stockinette stitch, and anything else must be hooked over by hand while in operation. Which means that whatever I make on it isn't entirely machine made, just faster and finer. Just too much fun; it's really the only way I'm going to knit anything aside from scarves, and it is my vehicle to using (and buying....) some of the beautiful sock-weight yarns I find in the yarn candy shops.
I just make things