Sunday, January 6, 2013


I don't have a swift. Swifts were always just a little bit more than I wanted to spend. I made one out of Tinkertoys. Adjusting it for each skein was too much bother. I've stuck with draping the skein over one knee and hoping that I didn't tangle it too much while using the ball winder. That has worked fairly well. I'm blocking out memories of hours of untangling that has occurred with a few nightmare skeins.

I was poking around on Amazon this afternoon. I have several gift cards and was looking for something that wasn't books to use them on. (I do like books but I got a bunch for Christmas and my wishlist is pretty depleted.) I hit the craft area, and there it was: a relatively inexpensive swift with a lot of 5-star ratings. Clickty-click and I've got a brand new free swift on the way. ::happydance::

Maybe that cake of Christmas at Downton will be the last non-swiftified yarn I do.

1 comment:

Gracey is not my name.... said...

yeah for the swift.....I have one and I use it more than the ball winder....