Here is a picture or two of the villainous machine in question:
As you can see, the back bobbin threader is broken off. It looks ready to go, but hehehe it probably needs a new top bobbin at least.
I have not the occasion to learn knitting or crocheting, mostly because of what @Xonos_Darkgrate1 said about homemade items being scratchy. That's not true of sewing stuff if you use the right fabric, but it is generally true of knit/crochet stuff. (Also, I'm left-handed, so I might have some coordination problems because I have to do everything backwards...) Anywho, I haven't had a project to need knit/crochet, so I haven't picked up the skill.
And this is a topic I can go on and on and on about - I love it. My next project is going to have some really long fleece seams that are going to be a real pain lol. Sewing fleece to fleece is actually bad because you have to loop the thread over edge of the fabric and make interlocking loops...suggestions are welcome.