View Poll Results: Do you have a ball winder?
Yes, but i still need a swift 26 20.47%
Yes, and a swift 41 32.28%
No 27 21.26%
No, but i want one 33 25.98%
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Old 02-27-2007, 08:35 PM   #1
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Do you have a ball winder?
I just got mine, and i really like it, but i was just wondering, do most knitters have one of these and it didn't know it? I remember when i first saw people on this forum talking about ball winders i laughed at them. i was like "they'll spend their money on anything won't they?" then i saw the how lovely the center-pull balls turn out. u can guess from there i suppose

Oh and another question also: when u have those huge 400 yd skeins, do u usually wind on big ball out of it, or do u wind it into 2-4 smaller balls instead?
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Old 02-27-2007, 08:37 PM   #2
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i don't have one, but i want one. anyone got a spare they wanna give me?
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Old 02-27-2007, 08:59 PM   #3
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I have a ball winder, and I love it. I do not have a swift, and don't need one, but I still want one. I don't need one because I discovered that I have a round laundry basket that most of my hanks fit around of perfectly (when the basket is upside down). I just set the basket on the floor upside down near my ball winder, put my hank around it, and wind my yarn.
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Old 02-27-2007, 09:03 PM   #4
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I have both, AND a yard meter... all of which are necessities when you spin your own yarns. :D

Oh, and I'll wind as much as physically possible into one ball before I'll cut the yarn.
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Old 02-27-2007, 09:06 PM   #5
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Yup, I just got my ball winder too! I love it. I'm thinking the next time I'm home, I'll talk my dad into making one of those do-it-yourself swifts online.
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Old 02-27-2007, 10:18 PM   #6
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I am lucky enough to have a ball winder and a swift, and I LOVE them both. My stash it now so much more organized and junk

By the way, we will spend our money on anything knitting related. But you are one of us now, so you spend your money on anything knitting related too Welcome!
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Old 02-27-2007, 10:29 PM   #7
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I don't have one. I do kind of want one, but up until now I just only buy balls of yarn and nothing bigger so I don't have to wind them myself. As for spinning my own... I don't. I live in NZ, so I suppose I don't really have to... we have so many sheep farms around that anybody can go and do it for me much cheaper and better than I can do it myself.

And I've made a pact with myself not to buy any more yarn at all until I've used up the stash I already have.... so I won't need one for a while. LOL
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Old 02-27-2007, 10:32 PM   #8
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No, but I want a swift!
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Old 02-27-2007, 10:33 PM   #9
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No, but my mom has one and I am coveting it!
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Old 02-27-2007, 10:35 PM   #10
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I just ordered one over the weekend and am anxiously awaiting it.
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