I've started learning to knit by hand (and can nearly get a straight line out of it), but just ran across a knitting machine for sale from an older lady down the road. Its a Passap Duomatic 80 knitting machine, which includes all the needles, parts, accessories, the stand, the manual, a ton of books and some sort of automation cards (which i assume to be punch cards from what I can see), boxes of cones of yarn, and a bunch more stuff. No rust, great condition. All for about $200.
Now, I have no idea if this is a good deal, or a terrible idea all around. Thats why I'm hoping for some input from someone who may have used one of these machines in the past, or something similar (i think its a dual bed?).
As a sidenote, I'm finding that i have terrible problems with regular knitting because of carpal tunnel from too much computer work (however, spinning yarn doesn't bother me at all, i assume due to the motions being different), and because I was taught some way that involves wrapping the yarn in a strange way around the needles and requires a lot of wrist movement. Terrible description I know
Anyway, any help is appreciated, i searched the forums for different combinations of passap and duomatic but didn't find too much.