Monday, 31 October 2011

Patience is a virtue, I suppose

Two years ago I bought a knitmaster 155 for £50 off eBay and since then I have been searching for the SR 155 ribber that goes along with it, I did bid on several ribbers for it in the past but unfortunately I had no luck.

Last week I found another SR 155 on eBay, it was the only one on, as those 155 chunky ribbers are very rare to come up on eBay. I watched the ribber intensely for the five days it was listed for, it was killing me, lol I am so inpatient.
I bidded on it as soon as I found the auction, amongst other mad eBayers wanting the blinding thing I won it with £2 to spare from my maximum bid, I felt like dancing around the living room when it said "you have won", it did go up a little more than I wanted to pay (TWICE THE PRICE) but I was determined I was having it.

Okay Alex don't get to excited just yet, this is going to sound terribly silly but all that is included is the ribber bed, racking handle, ribber carriage and ribber sinker plate, the main part's that make it work, in my opinion. The weights, Combs and ribber clamps are missing, I don't really mind to much they can come later and are fairly easy to get hold of, as long as I have the ribber I really don't mind.

I will be posting pictures when it arrives, and after I have cleaned it up because it has a lot of fluff build up which was easily shown in the picture. The ribber is in good condition also.

Happy Halloween
Alex

5 comments:

  1. Well done! Your collection must be building up nicely now.

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  2. Thank's Susan I am so pleased I got it, I have about five now, oh my gosh I think I have to many, lol never mind.

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  3. I expect you can use a lot of the tools from your other machines for now.

    Glad you got it. I always find buying on ebay stressful lol.

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  4. REALLY????? Yeahh!!!!!! Good one, im so chuffed you managed to get one! Welcome to the world of the chunky ribber. Really happy you managed to get one at last. You will be able to get the clamps, combs etc. At least you got the main parts.

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  5. Thanks Maureen I think I do still have some spare ribber clamps that I got from my srp60n ribber but I am not sure, eBay is so stressful when you are trying to win something, I can't watch at the last few seconds lol.
    Thanks Phil yupp after two and a half years I finally got one, when I have the clamps and combs I can finally do away with latched up ribs.

    Alex

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