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madametj 02-27-2007 08:35 PM

Do you have a ball winder?
I just got mine, and i really like it, but i was just wondering, do most knitters have one of these and it didn't know it? :?? I remember when i first saw people on this forum talking about ball winders i laughed at them. i was like "they'll spend their money on anything won't they?" then i saw the how lovely the center-pull balls turn out. u can guess from there i suppose :teehee:

Oh and another question also: when u have those huge 400 yd skeins, do u usually wind on big ball out of it, or do u wind it into 2-4 smaller balls instead?

lissalue 02-27-2007 08:37 PM

i don't have one, but i want one. anyone got a spare they wanna give me? :shrug: :teehee:

Jax3303 02-27-2007 08:59 PM

I have a ball winder, and I love it. I do not have a swift, and don't need one, but I still want one. I don't need one because I discovered that I have a round laundry basket that most of my hanks fit around of perfectly (when the basket is upside down). I just set the basket on the floor upside down near my ball winder, put my hank around it, and wind my yarn.

Silver 02-27-2007 09:03 PM

I have both, AND a yard meter... all of which are necessities when you spin your own yarns. :D

Oh, and I'll wind as much as physically possible into one ball before I'll cut the yarn.

PCwombat 02-27-2007 09:06 PM

Yup, I just got my ball winder too! I love it. I'm thinking the next time I'm home, I'll talk my dad into making one of those do-it-yourself swifts online. :teehee:

DreamWeaver 02-27-2007 10:18 PM

I am lucky enough to have a ball winder and a swift, and I LOVE them both. My stash it now so much more organized and junk :cheering:

By the way, we will spend our money on anything knitting related. But you are one of us now, so you spend your money on anything knitting related too :thumbsup: Welcome!

EssenceRose 02-27-2007 10:29 PM

I don't have one. I do kind of want one, but up until now I just only buy balls of yarn and nothing bigger so I don't have to wind them myself. As for spinning my own... I don't. I live in NZ, so I suppose I don't really have to... we have so many sheep farms around that anybody can go and do it for me much cheaper and better than I can do it myself.

And I've made a pact with myself not to buy any more yarn at all until I've used up the stash I already have.... so I won't need one for a while. LOL

Stiney 02-27-2007 10:32 PM

No, but I want a swift!

zkimom 02-27-2007 10:33 PM

No, but my mom has one and I am coveting it!

losnana 02-27-2007 10:35 PM

I just ordered one over the weekend and am anxiously awaiting it.

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