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 03-01-2007, 10:39 PM   #31
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lol! when i first read this all i thought of was my dad sitting in his chair balling all my moms yarn! he was very good at it and a great sport about it.
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Old 03-01-2007, 10:58 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by Leeseebat
lol! when i first read this all i thought of was my dad sitting in his chair balling all my moms yarn! he was very good at it and a great sport about it.
Oh, yes! My husband is the best yarn holder in the world! He is SUCH a great sport about it! It brings me to tears to think how lovely he is about it. He tells me how proud he is of me, how much he likes my projects, what colors he wants in his sweater *wink* *wink* etc. He is very supportive.

I would never trade my ball winder for anything on earth!
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Old 03-01-2007, 11:39 PM   #33
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I just got mine about a week ago. I never knew there was such a gadget until I was in my LYS and saw it in action.

I was fortunate enough to catch it on sale as Joann's for %50 off. I cannot believe how much I have used it already. In fact, I have completely rewound brand new skeins, just to use the center pull!
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Old 03-01-2007, 11:40 PM   #34
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I love my ball winder, though with Big skeins, I generally split it into smaller balls. Though I would like to get a yardage meter, purely from the fact that when I knit socks and still have (I think) enough left over to make more, I would rather know for sure. And the other reason is I'll buy almost anything, as long as I know what it does.
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Old 03-01-2007, 11:45 PM   #35
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Originally Posted by Rorshach
I love my ball winder, though with Big skeins, I generally split it into smaller balls. Though I would like to get a yardage meter, purely from the fact that when I knit socks and still have (I think) enough left over to make more, I would rather know for sure. And the other reason is I'll buy almost anything, as long as I know what it does.
Note to self:

That's the next knitting gadget to look for xxx
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Old 03-01-2007, 11:55 PM   #36
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Old 03-03-2007, 11:28 AM   #37
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I recently got a ball winder as a gift, and though I want a swift, I use an idea I saw on the internet: a lamp. I remove the knob at the top of the shade, place the hank around the shade, attach to the winder and begin to wind. I found as I am nearing the end of the hank, it becomes wide enough to slip off the shade: I place a hand as a guide (like a u-shape) to hold the hank out a little and keep winding. And yes, I unplug the lamp first!
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Old 03-03-2007, 12:45 PM   #38
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Originally Posted by Phaedra
I recently got a ball winder as a gift, and though I want a swift, I use an idea I saw on the internet: a lamp. I remove the knob at the top of the shade, place the hank around the shade, attach to the winder and begin to wind. I found as I am nearing the end of the hank, it becomes wide enough to slip off the shade: I place a hand as a guide (like a u-shape) to hold the hank out a little and keep winding. And yes, I unplug the lamp first!
I would love to do this. But we have one stand lamp with a glass bowl that faces up, one super skinny lamp shade, a small square lamp shade, and two that go straight up and down. And that's it.
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Old 03-03-2007, 12:54 PM   #39
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Phaedra, very inventive!
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Old 03-04-2007, 05:03 PM   #40
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hmm, a lamp...that may come it handy in the future!
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