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Old 02-07-2010, 04:56 AM   #21
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I guess I've just been lucky-I've never had that happen to me. I have a tablecloth on my table so maybe that helps. As for storage, mine came in a long triangle shaped box so that is where I store it.
I never thought of that! Mine was on a slippery table (my cutting table for sewing). I guess that's why my swift is a slippery one.
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Old 02-07-2010, 11:26 AM   #22
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Just had a thought! If you glue some pieces of felt or flannel on the bottom, I'll bet that would help.
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Old 02-07-2010, 12:38 PM   #23
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My tabletop swift
Is a bit different. It is called a "hasp", but has the same crossed bar structure as this one does. It is metal and on the ends are big "C" shaped plastic things that really hold the yarn securely. The adjustment for size is made by ratcheting things in the center part.

You clamp it to the tabletop, but it doesn't spin horizontally, it clamps so that it spins vertically, 90 to the table. It was made by Passap and I just love it and I am SO glad I passed on the umbrella type. The best part is it was only about $20 on eBay because no one seemed to know what it was. Machine knitters usually use coned yarns, and it was not listed among the spinning/knitting stuff.

I would think you'd like any of these too. The umbrella one looks cool, but for function I think these are all just fine.

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Old 02-07-2010, 10:21 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by Ellieblue View Post
Just had a thought! If you glue some pieces of felt or flannel on the bottom, I'll bet that would help.
I think that rubber might work better for my situation. I might try some of that non-slip shelf liner stuff.
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Old 02-10-2010, 04:26 PM   #25
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The one on the Paradise Fibers website look pretty
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Old 02-10-2010, 09:41 PM   #26
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Darn - I missed a few of your posts before I ordered. I ended up going with the Mama Bear Swift and a Royal ball winder. I should get it this weekend, so I'll let you all know what I think. Thanks everyone!!
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DH made me one like the esty one out of scrap oak we had laying around. The only cost was the dowel rod. He stained it in a mahogany color and it came out beautifully. To keep it from sliding around I stuck these foam rubber feet thingies on the feet. I get these thingies from work so I have a bunch of them, their also self sticking so no glue needed. It doesn't slide around at all. He also made a swift that looks similar to a spinning wheel that works like a dream.
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Old 02-11-2010, 11:37 PM   #28
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Originally Posted by crocee View Post
DH made me one like the esty one out of scrap oak we had laying around. The only cost was the dowel rod. He stained it in a mahogany color and it came out beautifully. To keep it from sliding around I stuck these foam rubber feet thingies on the feet. I get these thingies from work so I have a bunch of them, their also self sticking so no glue needed. It doesn't slide around at all. He also made a swift that looks similar to a spinning wheel that works like a dream.
Dang - It seems like everyone has a DH that can make handy knitting tools! I might get married if I could find a guy like that!
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Old 02-12-2010, 09:28 AM   #29
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Nah, it's not worth getting married for when you can buy the etsy one for 19.99! LOL
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