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Old 02-20-2007, 10:07 PM   #1
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I just got a ball winder!!
I ordered a ball winder this weekend from joann.com using a 50% off coupon...and it came tonight!!!!!!!!!!

I'm so excited! I don't have any new yarn, so I pulled out all the little leftover hand wound balls from previous projects and wound them.




This is so silly, but I feel like a "real" knitter now...I don't just have needles and yarn, I have TOOLS!!!
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Old 02-20-2007, 10:26 PM   #2
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Old 02-20-2007, 10:29 PM   #3
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which one did u get? they have two and i was wondering which had better quality :thinking:

p.s. do u have the code? do u think it will still work?
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I remember when I got my ball winder--I felt the same way! Now I REALLY want a heavy duty wooden one like they have at the LYS....do I actually wind enough yarn to justify it--No, but I want it anyway...
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50% off code for today: FEBH750
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This is the one that I got:

http://www.joann.com/catalog.jhtml?C...&source=search

If you go to the main page, www.joann.com, at the top you'll see a link that says "Save 50% today." I just checked, and it's good until tonight.

Good luck!!
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Oops, I was posting at the same time that you both were! Sorry for the delayed reaction.

A wooden one would be nice!!! I wonder how much more expensive those are...

Is it bad that as I'm winding my first few balls of yarn, I'm thinking, "Now I just need a swift and my set will be complete."
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Old 02-20-2007, 10:46 PM   #8
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I've made my own because they are so expensive! It was lots of fun to make and now proudly use.

The ball-winding is heaps of fun hey!!!
I always wind multiple times even when they arrive in balls not hanks because:
-it's fun

-it gives me stackable balls

-winding more than once gives better tension so the wool doesn't get stretched (and then shrink back later when the item has already been knitted) - this may not hold for everyone though so don't freak out those of you who have always wound once!

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just ordered one with the discount

i just wish the shipping was a little cheaper
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swifts and winder
For the past few days I have been looking at the Umbrella Swifts and Center-pull Ball Winder in the Oct '06 Schoolhouse Press catalog.

Umbrella swift of steel and nylon from Japan --- $37
Umbrella swift of unfinished wood from Sweden --- $60
Center pull ball winder --- $36.95

Are these prices way higher than the chain store online? I would rather buy from S.P.
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