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.
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