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10-25-2006, 12:01 PM
Hi all,

This may be an obvious question, but that never stopped me before :teehee: I have an order coming and in it is a ball winder! :cheering: I was going to order the swift but it was USD$59.95 (approx $120 of my dollars! :thud: ) so I decided to get it another time. Thing is I'm now trying to picture how I can use my ball winder without the swift (not that I could picture using it WITH the swift but hey LOL!).
Any tips on how to use it without the swift? Thanks so much!


10-25-2006, 12:09 PM
Here (http://www.craftydiversions.com/yarnswift.pdf#search=%22make%20it%20yourself%20yar n%20swift%20%22) is a pattern to make your swift for about 15 dollars.

10-25-2006, 12:39 PM
I don't have a swift, either. If I am winding from a skein or a ball I simply put the skein on the table as I'm winding, it usually drops to the floor, I pick it up and put it back on the table, lol! When I wind from a hank I place the hank over the back of our computer chair and wind the hank from the chair. I love, love my ball winder, one of the best surprises I've received :cheering:

10-25-2006, 01:03 PM
Thanks Robin and Becca! I can't wait to get it!

I'll post a pic of it along with the other things I bought (and there's some hemp yarn that I've been "saving" to show you all LOL!)

10-25-2006, 11:06 PM
With most ball winders, just put one end of the skein, or hank or whatever you're using through the guide, then start crankin' I've also got a ball winder, and it's saved me a LOT of space, of course I had to do it all in one shot too.