dimanche 6 octobre 2013

222 singer featherweight and a gansey

You didn't expect me to pop in so soon  didn't you?
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.....

Not even a transformer needed, 220 volts on the machine....

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.
 
 
 



12 commentaires:

Taryn a dit…

That featherweight looks like it was never used. Congratulations on an excellent find!

martine a dit…

Wat een koopje voor je Feather weight. En hij ziet er prachtig uit. Veel plezier ermee.

Bouts Choisis a dit…

Ooooh! Lucky you! I obviously miss the right vide-grenires!

KijkDaarIs a dit…

OHO...bofferd!!!
Wat een prachtig machientje..en al de spulletjes erbij!!!..;0)
Wat zul je blij zijn !!!!!!!

Randy D. a dit…

WOW! you got quite lucky, Will. That fw and sweater are fabulous!

Marianne Gooren a dit…

Prachtige FW heb je gescoord! Ben er maar blij mee! Veel plezier met haar:)

baukje a dit…

Wateen bofferd ben je. Die trui vind ik echt een snoepie. See you in Nantes.

regan a dit…

I just did the conversion to euros, and WOW! You got the deal of the century! Well done! :o)

Auckje van der Leij a dit…

Leuk hoor, ik heb het dubbele ervoor betaald! Volgens mij heb ik dat patroon van die trui voorbij zien gaan toen ik dat artikel over die visserstruien las. Ook hartstikke leuk. Geniet van je mooie aankopen, groet, Auckje vanuit een wat koude Dordogne

Brenda a dit…

I've got one of those beauties myself. I know you'll have fun with it!

Theodora quilts a dit…

Hi there I have been too busy to blog I miss it.I moved to a large apartment a month ago and I am still unpacking ,it is 200 sq. meters plenty of space also a small studio for me and I am trying to get it organized now . I am envious of your find I can only dream of finding one for myself maybe one day ,yours is in perfect condition probably hardly used which is very rare, and the extras also in perfect condition you are lucky. take care ,theodora

Francis Gortmaker a dit…

Dat was mazzel, de Singer 222 voor zo weinig geld! Wat heerlijk voor je!