How do I love thee, let me count the ways - or maybe just count the machines.
My pride of place machine is the SK860 mid gauge electronic machine with ribber. It is so brand spanking new and makes lovely fabric out of just about everything I put through it. This is a 6.5 mm machine.
Next is the Brother 280 bulky single bed machine. This little beauty was never made to have a ribber attached, and only speaks fluent Japanese as it was marketed there. It makes lovely work from bulky yarns. Love it for those afghans. This is a 9.00 mm machine.
Another fave is the Singer (SIT - Superba by another name) 2310. This is a fixed double bed machine with patterning from mylar sheets. This is a 5.00 mm machine
Pride of place where ever I go? The Brother 341 standard gauge folding machine. Single bed capabilities with a half size knitleader. I love to take this when I go travelling. This is a 4.5 mm machine.
There is a Brother 881 & ribber set up in the rumpus (with garter carriage lurking in the shadows), along with a Singer 360 & ribber.
In the cupboard under the stairs lurks a Brother 395, Brother 350, Priors knit and purl machine and a Lemair Helvetia 2500 machine. A Matador Royal with ribber is also packed away.
Not too many to count, but too many to use all at once.
I also have a Singer 500 elecronic machine with ribber that needs to be checked and cleaned. This machine has the electronics built into the works. Let's hope that it functions well.
In the shelving I have a mixed assortment of accessories for these machines and I really have a passion for these machines. Who knows what 2011 will bring, a lucky 13th machine? Perhaps a fine gauge machine.
23 Augsut 2011
Since this original info was posted more machines have gravitated to my place, a knitmaster fixed bed machine, a Passap and a Silver Reed fine knit machine with ribber and lace carriage (the lace carriage is still in the mail).
My next two weeks are to be devoted to rearranging my craft/rumpus area.