I have owned my Ultimate Sweater Machine for a few years, and am very satisfied with it. One thing you should know. There is a part called a 'hem'. This is used to weigh down your work, and to gently weigh your knitted work down as you knit. This is necessary for your work not to roll up into a ball as you knit. Well, my hem tore, and I was looking for a new one. I contacted the company to order one, and the response I received was they discontinued The Ultimate Sweater Machine. I am just giving an FYI to anybody looking to purchase this. I was also told there may be a company in Canada that may offer parts to it.