So, I'm leaning toward agreeing with the Hand, Foot suggestion. I had a new spate of blistery things on my other hand...and I haven't handled any sewing bits in common with the weekend activities in the past two days. I still feel like crap, but for other reasons.
I'm currently a splotchy faced, sniffly mess.
I was pattern testing for Rachael at Imaginegnats, who is awesome and lovely.
My Janome had been crabby about sewing knits in the past but had been tended to in the meantime. I made it through part of the cardi before my machine started skipping stitches. I switched out thread and needles. I'd make it part way through a seam...then skipping again.
Then it ate a sleeve. As in shredded my knit fabric. So, my cardi #1 is as done as it's going to be. I've fray checked the hole. I'm putting Cardi #2 on hold. I'll have pics of #1 posted at some point, when I'm not a splotch.
I'm going to take the whole machine apart, but, at this point, I'm thinking of throwing it away.
It's not worth paying the $75 to service it again. I'm also getting soured on Janome in general, having had bad issues with tension on my Horizon as well. I'm looking for a workhorse that does simple stuff, like straight lines, but can still quilt. Under $300 if possible. Any suggestions? I can't take having a machine that destroys many hours and money's worth of work.