Every walk into a junk shop, not really knowing why you are there and find something that seemed like it was fate was guiding you? Well, that's what happened to me the other day. I spotted a filthy carrying cabinet case that sorta looked like there was a sewing machine in it. Hmmm. I opened it and fell in love!
Here is the strange part. I wanted the servicing manual so I can tinker with it and fix issues as they pop up. I cannot find a Viking 537 ANYWHERE on the internet. But I did find the exact same machine listed as a New Home / Janome 537...
As far as I can tell, it is a Japanese made machine, possibly by Toyota. New Home was bought out by Janome (Janome, by the way is Japanese for "snake eyes," because the new metal bobbins have the little holes all around them that is reminiscent of snake eyes.) and they made several brands under their company for a while, including Necchi. Could this Viking been born in Japan?
Anyway, it sews a beautiful straight and ziz zag stitch. And will be great for Tressa to learn on. I also want to use it to manufacture some knitting project bags to sell in our Etsy shop. I've got something big coming in late August that I need to make some extra cash for... Something mind blowingly cool. Something totally fun and will be a BLAST to blog about. And there will be super fun give aways! Yay!
Plus, there is Vogue Knitting Live NY 2015 that I want to go to. I went to VKL NY 2014 and blogged about it over on my personal knitting design site NiNDesigns. It was an incredible experience!