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jdee
11-07-2007, 07:22 PM
Sunday, my DH made me a swift, and I wanted to show it to all of you. Wow, I can't believer how much faster winding a hank of yarn is now. :woot:

mdog182
11-07-2007, 07:39 PM
awwww how sweet of him! i need to commission my handy boyfriend into making me one.....he could probably figure it out

Mulderknitter
11-07-2007, 07:45 PM
My husband IS my swift. I like making him sit with me for 20 min or so!:yay:

boo1
11-07-2007, 10:08 PM
Sunday, my DH made me a swift, and I wanted to show it to all of you. Wow, I can't believer how much faster winding a hank of yarn is now. :woot:

What a nice husband! I'd love to have a swift.

redwitch
11-08-2007, 02:34 AM
They're quite easy to make guys! Just a spinning cross. There are tutes online somewhere. Remember to make them big enough, my first go was too small (whoops)

jdee
11-08-2007, 02:42 AM
Here is a link to a homemade swift. http://www.craftydiversions.com/patterns/homemade_yarn_swift.htm
My husband followed the instructions for the top part of it, but instead of making the bottom part, he just screwed it onto a lazy susan. It didn't take him very long once he got started.:)

Debkcs
11-08-2007, 05:35 AM
Great idea! My LYS will wind yarns for customers, including yarns bought other places, as long as you buy something from them at the time. Not a bad deal, I can always find something! :)

PurlyGyrl
11-08-2007, 09:38 AM
:thumbsup:

cftwo
11-08-2007, 09:52 AM
Oh, I like that better than the clamp-to-the-table ones. And...there are a few like this for sale on Etsy, though they didn't do the lazy susan option.