As with all of our relocations, parting with my appliances means I get to inaugurate each new craft space for new / different ones. This time, I was feeling adventurous and did some eBay and Gumtree shopping. It was definitely a rash decision by bidding on a machine I did not research (for reviews); I had been outbid for other machines I had interest in and thought it would happen just the same with this one.
This is the Elna overlocker I ended up winning as the first and only bidder: Elna Lock L-1.
While the thrill of seeking a “vintage” object had been fun and romantic in practice, I now have my doubts about buying an old no-longer-in-production machine online and without seeing it in person. However, this compact Elna, I am certain, is a feisty durable thing that will do her job loyally.
Just sad that I won’t get to sew knits with this machine… Doh!