Some years ago I inherited a knitting machine from one of my mothers friends. The friend was moving from a big house, where she had lived with her husband and five children for many years, to a small apartment by herself. And needless to say, there was a lot of things she did not want, need or had room for. One of those things was an old Brother knitting machine. Lucky for me, my mother, who was helping her friend move, asked if I wanted it. If I said no they were going to throw it away, so I had no choice. And just like that I was the owner of a knitting machine. At that time I had never used a knitting machine in my life, and frankly I did not quite see the use for one. Except, of course, for big scale manufacturing.