I took a how-to-make lefse class last fall; had lots of fun and found that it isn't terribly hard to make. The only thing is, to do it right, you need a lefse pan. I already had the lefse rolling pin, but the pans are quite pricey--$89 when I priced them at the time, and being a bit frugal in certain ways, I could not justify spending that kind of money. So when this whole set came up at the auction, I bid and got it for only $25. Wow, I'm so happy that now this fall I will actually be able to make some lefse. It is a tradition in our family to have it at Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, and homemade is so much better tasting than what you get in the stores.
After I left the auction, I stopped in at the local Scandinavian shop to check on prices for these items new. The pan is now selling for $109.95, the pin for $21.95, and the wooden turner for $5.95. Even though the ones I bought are used, they are in really great shape, so I think I got a very good deal.
I also bid on a tin full of DMC pearl cotton (14 large ones and 38 small ones) and got it for $7. How exciting is that!
What great colors. My best friend will tell you that I definitely need more thread of all kinds.
I love auctions. One of the great things in life is a few hours spent out in the fresh air trying to get some fantastic bargains.