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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Winding Swiftly


When I buy yarn I always opt out of having it wound because I never get to use it right away. I end up winding my balls by hand right before I use them. I have a ton of knitting tools, in many cases multiples, but when it comes to winding skeins I use chairs, my husbands hands, my own feet... Just the other day I had a skein of yarn layed out in a circle on the floor and I was cursing all of the tangles I was making while trying to wind my ball, it was really slowing me down and so frustrating.

I told my husband "You know what's funny? They make a tool for this."


All these years of knitting and ball winding, I've finally come to my senses... It helps that Knit Picks was blowing them out at $50 a piece!


I just wound my first ball this morning using my new swift, it went very smoothly, no tangles. I am a very happy knitter :)
 

7 comments:

  1. I got my ball winder last year from Knit Picks and I have not regretted a second. Love it! Enjoy!

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  2. yaaayy!!! i really was thinking of getting a swift too... one day soon :) i have also just wound a ball of malabrigo ;) and am halfway knitting through rae. it is my little treat to myself :) on my new knitpicks no less!

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  3. Haha! This is pretty much how I finally got around to having a ball winder and a swift! Don't regret it at all!

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  4. Love my swift and you'll love yours too!

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  5. I recently blogged about my swift purchase from Knit Picks, too, and love it to bits!

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  6. sooo the fact that you're winding that lovely skein of malabrigo means you're knitting with it... what'cha makin'?

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  7. This looks AMAZING! I think I need to get one! I'm that same as you I always wait to wind a ball... and yep.. it sure likes to get tangled sometimes....

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