It’s unbelievable that I have spent an entire lifetime winding my yarn by hand. Now that I have entered the luxury world of spinning swifts and cranking winders I see that I was a fool. At least now those days of chair backs and dowels are over because I bought a yarn winder and a swift. Finally.
What has always kept me from buying these useful tools is that I’ve always wanted to spend the money on yarn, instead. I have a lot of yarn, a lot of it in hanks, and after I wound some Cascade 220 Fingering hanks by hand to get my sweater started I said, “Enough is enough!”
This morning I got out the ball winder and finished winding up the acrylic for my Tunisian crochet blanket. Previously, I had been winding up a ball by hand, crocheting with it, and then winding up another ball…
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