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Old 08-24-2005, 01:18 PM   #1
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Hooray for swifts!!
I got my swift from Joanns today. (I ordered it with the 50% coupon for August. ) I am sooooo happy I bought it, it's REALLY nice!! This is the second skein of cashmere/silk lace I that bought. I wound the first one without a swift... what a PITA that was! This one has been patiently waiting.

Go, RUN, buy a swift and ball winder!
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Old 08-24-2005, 01:22 PM   #2
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I have the same one. Don't you love it? I think the craftsmanship is wonderful and clever. If you decide to wind every skein in the house, don't forget to label them! :rofling:
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Old 08-24-2005, 01:28 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Ingrid
I have the same one. Don't you love it? I think the craftsmanship is wonderful and clever. If you decide to wind every skein in the house, don't forget to label them! :rofling:
It is AWESOME!
A little trick I learned at my LYS.. After you wind a skein or hank, take the existing label and stick it in the center of the new ball, just as you pull it off the winder (you know, in the big hole from the center post of the winder). The yarn tightens up around it and holds it securely, and the label doesn't get lost!
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Old 08-24-2005, 01:30 PM   #4
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Oooh, I like that design; clamps to a counter, and looks like it collapses quite small. Hmmmm. :thinking:

I doubt I'll ever own a ball winder, because I like doing it by hand. But a swift is starting to appeal to me.
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i finnally know what PITA means!!!!

n~e~way... can you show me what a swift does so i can have a better understanding of you alls love 4 it???
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ugh i really need to buy that one. i have just been procrastinating. i thought i would get a ball winder first but the other day when i pulled a label off one of my hanks and saw what a mess it was under the label i decided there was NO way i could wind that without something more efficient than my laptop to hold it!



Carmell, it is basically a great set of hands to hold your yarn while you are winding it. helps keep it from becoming a tangled mess!
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Yep, when you buy yarn in a hank, you have to wind it before you can knit with it. You untwist the hank, slip it on the swift, and it holds it open for you so you can wind it. The swift spins freely as you pull the yarn off.

Amy, it does collapse quite small. It came in a 3x3 inch wide rectangular box.
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IM JEALOUS! JEALOUS JEALOUS JEALOUS!!! :(

Not only because of the swift...I didnt GET a 50% off Joanns coupon this month! I only got 40%!!
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psssssst..... JULA550 ends on 08/31 and is 50% off the regular price of any one item!


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Definitely going to get a swift - especially if it will make my kitchen look like that!!
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