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Old 01-17-2007, 10:37 AM   #1
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Yippie for Yarn Winders!!!
Yay I finally bought a yarn ball winder It's so great and fun...look...
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Old 01-17-2007, 10:41 AM   #2
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OOOOO AHHHHHH!!!!!! How lovely!!!!! One of these days I'll have one of those.



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Old 01-17-2007, 11:06 AM   #3
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Isn't it fun! I love mine too. Just have to make the dh sit long enough to hold the yarn though!
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Old 01-17-2007, 11:20 AM   #4
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NICE!!

DH and I are on a limited budget, and I convinced him that I also *needed* a ball winder after I made him help me wind a ball of lace-weight yarn by hand (and found one 50% off). It is a **dream**!!
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Old 01-17-2007, 11:40 AM   #5
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Trying to talk hubby into one now. So jealous of the pretty wound yarn!

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Old 01-17-2007, 12:19 PM   #6
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DH gave me a ball winder and swift for Christmas and I was so excited the first time I set it up and used it. My younger DD just shook her head and laughed! (The non-knitters just don't get it!)
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Old 01-17-2007, 12:24 PM   #7
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The night I got mine, I sat down and wound all the yarn I have. It fits in bins so much better now!
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Old 01-17-2007, 02:15 PM   #8
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Wow!!! That's great!!! I'm always nervous working from a skein, and I don't like hand-winding my skeins/hanks.

Can I ask what may be a simple question (but I don't know the answer)? Can you use a ball winder on skeins of yarn? If so, how do you do it? Do you have somebody hold the skein while you crank the handle on the winder until the yarn is gone?
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Old 01-17-2007, 02:20 PM   #9
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I have used it for skeins when i have had yarn vomit that was more than i want to deal with. i have some bowls and a measuring cup that sit next to my winder and swift that i have used for blocking hats. Whenever i have wound a skein i have just dropped it into the two cup measuring cup and started winding. i usually hold my hand over the top of the cup to avoid it coming flying out. I do find they tend to wind a little looser but they still work well for skeins.
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But now for hanks, you'd need to get a swift too (or at least make one yourself), right? Unless you can find a patient friend/relative to hold the yarn while you wind, right? This doesn't exist at my house (the patient part!) Sorry if these are really elementary questions...I'm still learning some of the knitting tools and I don't always know what they're for or how to use them.
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