DH went out for a walk and get some newspapers and croissants and called a few minutes later : if i knew a vide-grenier was going on on the boulevard a few steps away from home.
No, i ignored, went out myself and met some friends at the Abbesses, and then decided to take a look.
I soon saw this little gem and bought it: i have some 201es, but never found a 222, or for an astronomic price, and this one is close to mint condition friends , and look at the spare parts, the funny black rubber mat, apparently made for a featherweight, the usual spare parts and the embroidery hoop, for FW too and in the original box.
The owner took very good care of it all and the box is like new too.
When i made it run, it purred like a newborn baby cat.
I'm over the moon, as you can imagine.....
This is out of topic, but there are certainly some knitters among my readers. This is a gansey from the channel islands from twined wool, a fisherman's pullover so to say.
There is much interest among Dutch knitters about this kind of pullovers and very recently a bookcame out about these items.
It's a small one and fits a boy of 4-5 years.
I paid 110 euros for the FW and 2 for the pullover, both are very good deals i admit.
Last but not least, thank you for the lovely comments on the SMM postings , on the blog of facebook, i value your answers very much.
From a sunny Paris, Will V, a happy quilter.