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Old 08-04-2005, 08:08 AM   #1
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Swifts and ball winders
I want a NIFTY SWIFT and a ROYAL BALL WINDER.

WHY ARE THESE THINGS SO DURNED EXPENSIVE??? (especially that swift..and, my DH is not handy enough to make one)

Does anyone have a good source?? I wanna add them to my birthday wish list!
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Old 08-04-2005, 08:27 AM   #2
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for a non-sale price, the link you listed for the ball winder is a pretty good price. Ebay has them 26-32. I got mine from Joann.com when I had the 50% off coupon.
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Old 08-04-2005, 08:37 AM   #3
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Me too! Me too!
Except I want the Large Wooden Umbrella Swift from this site and the Royal Ball Winder as well....BUT I showed the page to my dad and he said he can build me something like the one on the top, so that should hold me over until Christmas, when I'm putting the other stuff on the top of my list.
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Old 08-04-2005, 08:42 AM   #4
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Those are the combo that I have and I love them. www.yarnware.com has both, but the winder is a little less expensive.
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Old 08-04-2005, 09:01 AM   #5
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I just had a thought to add. They're expensive because you'll probably only need to buy one on your lifetime. My wooden swift will be around long after I'm gone. It's so well made and ingenious. When I bought the swift and winder, I spent about $90, which bothered me until I realized that I wouldn't hesitate to put in a yarn order that size (over and over again, I'm afraid), and this is a one-shot deal.
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Old 08-04-2005, 09:34 AM   #6
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i've seen the ball winder on ebay foras low as $5.00. i like winding yarn by hand! call me weird but its very relaxing. i had to take a quilted quilt apart once...... ahhhhh stress relief! :drooling: i have to show you all when i get the pics back of how i use my baby carrier!!!
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I liked winding balls by hand until I used the ball winder at the LYS in N'ville....I like the flat balls it makes...they unwind so easily with no pulling or tangling, and they dont roll around on ya! And, they are pretty. It gives the balls a "trellised" design.
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yeah my mom has one of those. we used to roll balls all day. i like doing them on the yarn baller 2... i've been trying to get it from her but she can't seem to find it... yeah right. its not like shes ever going to use it again! :rollseyes:
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I just found out that Joanns does have a swift in addition to a ball winder. Hmm, may have to use a 50% off code soon!
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i only get 40% off. do you have to be special to get 50%?
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