I have been handknitting since I can remember and machine knitting longer than I care to remember, 30 plus years. I was given an old machine by my mother, that was all it took. I was hopelessly hooked. I ended up with 4 knitting machines, which all do slightly different things. If you are unfamiliar with knitting machines, you don't just put in yarn and get a finished garment. It's much like a sewing machine, although it sews for you, you still have to work it. After I retired I added an embroidery machine to my collection. I now have 3, one of them being a 15 needle embroidery machine. Either I really love what I am doing or I am a glutton for punishment. Sometimes I cannot tell the differance. Hopefully you will enjoy the fruits of my obsessions.