I got one for Christmas along with a yarn gauge.... I was so excited - Yeah!!! It works great. I would recommend winding up cheap yarn, ie... red heart, to get the hang of it. My first few cakes were a bit tight. Now I have to ask for the swift for my b-day - that is supposed to help with the tension when winding balls.
Enjoy your ball winder.
OTN - lacy sweater and just beginning another pair of socks - toe up
FO's: garterstitch scarf, dropped stitch cable fingerless mittens, socks for Christmas, and 6 baby hats, cabled toddler hat, hat for mom, MIL socks
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I'm knitquiltmom on Ravelry... I'm slowly loading my projects. I also have several patterns that are being offered as free downloads.