Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-07-2005, 01:25 PM   #21
Hildegard_von_Knittin
2nd Sock, I Rock
 
Hildegard_von_Knittin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: dissertation research hell
Posts: 11,078
Thanks: 107
Thanked 205 Times in 172 Posts
Julie you ROCK!!!!
__________________
I'm back!
Hildegard_von_Knittin is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 11-08-2005, 08:23 PM   #22
wildforyarn
Turning the Heel
 
wildforyarn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: somewhere in mommy land....
Posts: 810
Thanks: 25
Thanked 28 Times in 26 Posts
Okay Julie! You had me all excited to make my own yarn swift and my husband even took me to Home Depot to get some supplies. Now, for the frustrating part..... I can't for the life of me find an expandable coat/hat rack and can't figure out what even to substitute. I went to four places today to look and nothing. My husband is going to check out Menards, but after that, I am at a loss. :(

I am determined though.... I WILL make my own yarn swift! It is going to be so cool to have one that will be just as good for like 1/5 of the price of the ones they sell. You ROCK!!
__________________
Sara G.
Visit my blog!

wildforyarn on Ravelry

wildforyarn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2005, 10:05 PM   #23
Hildegard_von_Knittin
2nd Sock, I Rock
 
Hildegard_von_Knittin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: dissertation research hell
Posts: 11,078
Thanks: 107
Thanked 205 Times in 172 Posts
they might have it at target, or dare I suggest the evil bad bad bad only shop as a last resort poverty sustaining no health insurance giving crappy ole walmart.
__________________
I'm back!
Hildegard_von_Knittin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2005, 01:30 AM   #24
LisaD715
Knitting the Flap
 
LisaD715's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Pensacola, FL
Posts: 439
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to LisaD715 Send a message via MSN to LisaD715
I love how resourseful you are!!! The Thrifty Swift is amazing.....

I must say though I was a bit overwhelmed with all the technical terms.....

Seriously....BRILLIANT idea!!
__________________
Keep smiling... it makes people wonder what you are up to!

KER+ Exp SPM+ Steel Syn Nov Cot Wool Lux Stash Scale Fin Flat Circ DPN KIP 3FO 3WIP X EM wannabeQ
LisaD715 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2005, 01:29 PM   #25
amy
Administrator
Site Admin
 
amy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Western Massachusetts
Posts: 3,783
Thanks: 348
Thanked 747 Times in 157 Posts
OMG Julie, that's BRILLIANT!!!!!!!

LOVE IT!!!!!!
__________________
~Amy
KnittingHelp Queen Bee


‎"There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open."
— Martha Graham
amy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2005, 04:36 PM   #26
wildforyarn
Turning the Heel
 
wildforyarn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: somewhere in mommy land....
Posts: 810
Thanks: 25
Thanked 28 Times in 26 Posts
Hilde, I looked at Target, Walmart, Walgreens, a local variety store that has a little of everything, Dollar Store, and a local hardware store. I also called 4 local hardware stores as well. I ended up ordering one online. I will spend probably $15 total when I am done, but still cheaper that purchasing one and I think it will work just as well!! Now, if only I could think of a way to make a "thrifty" ball winder!
__________________
Sara G.
Visit my blog!

wildforyarn on Ravelry

wildforyarn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2005, 05:49 PM   #27
Ingrid
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Ingrid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Pleasant Valley, NY
Posts: 29,583
Thanks: 21
Thanked 2,241 Times in 1,838 Posts
http://www.boingboing.net/2005/10/21...winds_yar.html

Here's one made of Legos!

I also saw somewhere, but I can't find it now--someone put a tp tube on an electric drill bit and turned it on low--ball winder!
__________________
"Trust the pattern!"

Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.

Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog

IngridKH on Ravelry
Ingrid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2005, 06:35 PM   #28
Julie
Instepping Out
 
Julie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Midwest
Posts: 3,325
Thanks: 10
Thanked 78 Times in 64 Posts
Sara, I was just reeeeally patient, and waited until a coat rack showed up at my Goodwill. I don't have a lot of hank yarn right now...so I could afford to wait!

The other thing I was considering wasn't quite as compact, but would work...making an "X" out of two pieces of wood, about 2 feet long each, and drilling holes every inch or so, and putting pegs in them, a la this swift. But I just coudn't get it together. :rollseyes:
__________________
Knitter's Geek Code
KCR+ Exp+ SPM+ Steel+ Bam+ Addi++ Pl-- Wool++ Cot Lux+ Stash Scale+ Fin !Ent Int FI> Tex Lace Felt Flat Circ+ Dpn- ML+ Swatch+ KIP+ Blog+ SNB> EZ? FO+ WIP3 Gauge W+ Alt Sw
Julie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2005, 12:04 AM   #29
BinkyKat
Instepping Out
 
BinkyKat's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Fargo ND
Posts: 2,256
Thanks: 73
Thanked 84 Times in 59 Posts
i've seen the coat rack thingies at Kmart, Martha Stewarts home section, by the laundry accessories.

And yes, Susie, you are streamlined, efficient, alert and DARNED helpful if we do say so ourselves!!!
__________________
~Jodie~
BinkyKat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2005, 03:57 AM   #30
susies1955
Turning the Heel
 
susies1955's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: northern NY
Posts: 594
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Send a message via AIM to susies1955
Originally Posted by BinkyKat
............And yes, Susie, you are streamlined, efficient, alert and DARNED helpful if we do say so ourselves!!!
I like the "streamlined" part. LOL,
Thanks,
Susie
__________________
Birth-date: 10/19/1955
Location: northern NY
I enjoy reading, quilting (started 10/11/2003), bread baking, purse making, making fabric bowls. I use to macramé and decorate cakes.
I started hand knitting (10/01/2005) and got my embroidery machine for Christmas 2005. I had 2 Bond Incredible Sweater Machines given to me in Feb. of 2007 that I'm really enjoying. http://susies1955.myphotoalbum.com/
http://susieshobbyspot.blogspot.com/
susies1955 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
vintage gentlemen's muffatees katknit Pattern Central 2 10-01-2008 09:56 PM
hello ladies ! Poppy Pattern Central 4 02-01-2007 09:39 PM
I did it ladies!!!!! momwolf General Knitting 4 07-04-2006 09:37 PM
Ladies I Need Help NYCKnitKat How-to Questions 4 06-25-2006 09:05 AM
Ladies & Gentlemen, introducing my first sock! gardenmommy What'cha Knittin'? 16 02-05-2006 04:07 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:44 PM.