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AngieLanigan
07-03-2009, 02:43 PM
My handy husband made this for me a couple of months ago, but I just recently got it back from my mother-in-law, who was making it pretty for me. She does one-stroke painting, and I think I now have the prettiest swift around :mrgreen:

It was made using the directions at Crafty Diversions (http://www.craftydiversions.com/patterns/homemade_yarn_swift.htm) as a rough guide. The look of it is mostly the same, but dh made some modifications in the way the boards are pieced together in order to lower the center of gravity and make more stable so it will spin more freely (the original design I found too wobbly). It comes apart for easy storage, too, which is great.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v139/AngieLuvBug/swift4a.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v139/AngieLuvBug/swift3a.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v139/AngieLuvBug/swift2a.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v139/AngieLuvBug/swift1a.jpg

Thanks for looking!

mwhite
07-03-2009, 03:36 PM
What a wonderful husband and your mother in law is so talented...you must be a very special daughter in law! It is beautiful!

auburnchick
07-03-2009, 04:40 PM
Wow! That is a one-of-a-kind! What a lovely gift!

newamy
07-03-2009, 04:48 PM
That's very pretty. I love the flowers.

How about a pic of the Swift in action??

Mommy22alyns
07-03-2009, 05:59 PM
Gorgeous! You have a sweet and talented MIL too - must be where your DH got it from. Lucky lady!

sideways
07-03-2009, 06:07 PM
Wow, it's gorgeous!

Much nicer to look at than the one I hacked together from clothes hanger wire, a lazy susan & trusty old duct tape :mrgreen:

AngieLanigan
07-03-2009, 06:47 PM
That's very pretty. I love the flowers.

How about a pic of the Swift in action??

It works really well! I'll add a pic as soon as I have time to set it up :)

Wow, it's gorgeous!

Much nicer to look at than the one I hacked together from clothes hanger wire, a lazy susan & trusty old duct tape :mrgreen:

LOL! Is there anything one can't do with duct tape? LOL

auntcrafty
07-03-2009, 10:32 PM
Awesome! I wonder if I could talk my Dad into making me one ......

bambi
07-04-2009, 04:06 PM
Beautiful! That was nice of MIL to paint it for you and of DH to make the mods for you.

Bambi

KnitClickChick
07-04-2009, 06:37 PM
Wow, that is beautiful! :inlove:

scout52
07-04-2009, 10:11 PM
WOW I love it. I love how it was painted. You have a wonderful husband.

ArtLady1981
07-05-2009, 08:39 AM
That is THE MOST BEAUTIFUL swift around, you are right!
How sweet of your MIL to paint it with flowers and leaves!

I like this swift better than the standard wooden swift that is huge, cumbersome and awkward to store! And does not 'operate' perfectly.

yarnfanatic
07-12-2009, 10:08 AM
I love the yarn swift your husband made. I know mine will gladly attempt one for me (although it will not be beautifully painted) since he's the one who impersonates a yarn swift in out house!!! I am new to this forum and am loving everything I have found. Thanks so much.

wezyus
07-12-2009, 12:45 PM
So luckyyyyyyyyyyy to hve a gr8 mother in law...the swift is nice n u shud be proud of ur hubby...thnks for sharing

lelvsdgs
07-12-2009, 12:52 PM
Wow, beautiful and practical! Can't beat that! Your husband and MIL could have a nice little business selling these...

Slim
07-12-2009, 02:16 PM
Too cool -- I love the way you painted it!

Doublereeder2
07-12-2009, 04:23 PM
What a beautiful swift! The design mods are great and the painting is lovely. Lucky girl :happydance:

Leania
07-12-2009, 04:50 PM
That's pretty! The design your m-i-l painted on it makes the whole thing unique. She's a very talented painter. You must love to use it too; I know I would.

Debkcs
07-13-2009, 04:21 AM
Angie, you have a very talented family! That has to be the prettiest swift I've ever seen.

TEMA
07-13-2009, 10:40 PM
How lucky you are to have such a lovely swift to work with - and it was all in the family, too! :teehee:
Love it!:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
TEMA:knitting:

lulubell
07-13-2009, 10:45 PM
I am green with envy!

evona
07-15-2009, 12:15 AM
That is really pretty. What a wonderful heirloom you have now! I love those flowers.


LOL! Is there anything one can't do with duct tape? LOL

The answer is no! :wink:

melmac51
07-15-2009, 03:56 PM
Why can't I see some of the pics?? I feel so left out.