Sunday, May 20, 2007

my friend pfaff



Introducing my new obsession: Pfaff 213. I purchased it recently on Trade Me and yesterday got it set up in my office. I haven't really used a sewing machine since high school home ec class. Mainly I've sewn by hand, which I do enjoy. I even handsewed a quilt once, but it took me years, literally. But now I have Pfaff, and oh, the places we'll go!

On the needles I'm working on my first sock--the cabled sock from Handknit Holidays--but it's a gift, and I can't risk posting a picture and ruining the surprise. Let me just say that I am addicted to socks! I love it. At first, not having a person to turn to who could explain turning heels, &c., I was a bit intimidated, but the internet is so useful (especially this link ) so now I've decided to knit socks for everyone I know.

Finally, this week I met my secret skein pals for the No Sheep Skein Swap. They're both so lovely! It's a thrill to hear from other knitters, and I can't wait to exchange skeins.

3 comments:

Erica-Jane said...

So how do you like the machine? I have just purchased the same model but it's still being serviced. Did yours come with any extras or a manual?

CarylAnne said...

Hi, my name is Caryl. I belong to OldPFaffPforum on yahoo groups. they are very helpful about vintage pfaffs and a good source to go to if you have questions.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/oldpfaffpforum/

you're having your machine serviced? what for? there are plenty of mechanically minded people on the Pforum that can help with problems.

-caryl
e-mail: baire702@sbcglobal.net

Janet Kaiser said...

Hi! How did it go with your Pfaff 213? I have just acquired one via eBay and awaiting delivery (in Germany). Did yours come with a manual? I found one online should you need one. Would love to hear how things went. Cheers!