At The Office Where The Papers Grow She Takes A Break
Thank freaking goodness! I'm up to my eyeballs in paper and just general crap at work.
And now for the unveiling.
My new sewing machine!
It's a Janome DC3050.
Nope. I didn't test drive it at the store.
I just effing bought it.
CLEAR BOBBIN WINDOW! Swoon!
I think one review of my old sewing machine, the Beast, I found online summed it up well:
Sewing with this machine is like baking a Thanksgiving dinner with an Easy Bake Oven.
So you see, anything would be a step up from that.
So there you have it.
A million frivolous stitches!
I love it.
Now I just need to find time to play with it!!! By the time I get home from work I'm wiped out.
Speaking of work--it's time for part two of this post if you've made it this far.
It's time for YOU to work.
But there's a reward in it.
But first the work.
I want to solicit your ideas for a name for this new machine.
I can't guarantee I'll use it--you know how it goes--sometimes pets/kids just name themselves. But I know you guys will come up with something clever.
For the most original name that tickles my fancy (or loads my bobbin) you will get a one year subscription to Knitcircus.
And in the interest of sharing the love I'll give away to two random winners each a Knitcircus Spring 2011 pattern set. These winners will be picked by my lovely assistants Mooch and Chunky or a random number generator--depending on the general mood of my assistants at the time of the drawing!
All you have to do is leave your name suggestion in the comments section.
Contest ends Monday at 5:00 p.m. Alaska Standard Time. Winners will be announced shortly thereafter!
ETA: Well kids, I can't catch a break. The machine is defective. I can't even turn it on. The culprit is the power cord. The metal piece inside is misshapen and I can't get it to connect to the machine. Keep the names coming though. At least I'm enjoying them, even though I can't enjoy my machine.
ETA #2: Problem fixed!!! I was able to reshape the metal piece inside the end of the power cord that connects to the machine. Bad news is that I now need a new size 3 DPN. Thank god I don't have expensive taste in knitting needles and it was just a Susan Bates I ruined.