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humblestumble
12-29-2005, 10:36 PM
Are there electric ball winders or are they all hand crankers?

Ingrid
12-29-2005, 10:44 PM
I found two places that said they used to carry them, but they are no longer available. It only takes a couple of minutes to wind by hand, anyway, so I never even considered if they were made. I did find this (http://knitting.about.com/library/weekly/aa010603.htm)though for all the do-it-yourselfers.

Hildegard_von_Knittin
12-29-2005, 11:57 PM
how to use your electric mixser as a ball winder (http://knitting.about.com/library/weekly/aa010603.htm)

Julie
12-29-2005, 11:57 PM
Is there an echo in here? ;)

Hildegard_von_Knittin
12-30-2005, 12:00 AM
LOL!! my bad!

knitbebe
12-30-2005, 12:15 AM
Ingrid,
I printed out the directions weeks ago for the diy ball winder. I haven't tried it yet, I'll report back after I give it a whirl.

knitbebe

Ingrid
12-30-2005, 12:20 AM
Ingrid,
I printed out the directions weeks ago for the diy ball winder. I haven't tried it yet, I'll report back after I give it a whirl.

knitbebe

A whirl?? :rollseyes: :rofling:

humblestumble
12-30-2005, 03:09 AM
Thanks guys :) My boyfriend thought it might hurt my wrist and take forever with a hand crank ball winder. He may want to also try the diy instructions though...he's crazy about DIY with stuff like that. I'll let him know. Thanks again :)

KellyK
12-30-2005, 08:36 AM
Unless you are the dantiest and most petite precious little flower petal, or you are the princess from "The Princess and the Pea", you wont hurt your wrist. In fact, I think the ball winder REDUCES the stress from winding balls the old fashioned way!

Racerkatie
12-30-2005, 10:44 PM
how to use your electric mixser as a ball winder (http://knitting.about.com/library/weekly/aa010603.htm)


ok, the guys who bought my winder and were talking about whether it needed a bigger gear so it turned more per wind have GOT to see this!

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