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July 12, 2005

A remarkable feat of engineering


Look what joined the family today (and please overlook the rest of my messy kitchen):

My very own umbrella swift and ball winder. It's so cool. I'd used them before but never much, and I never really had a chance to see how impressive they are as tools. It just seems like magic. I am beyond excited. It has already become a "how did I ever live without this?" sort of thing. And, as I told my boyfriend, I'm sure it will do wonders for our relationship--no more making him hold yarn, making him wait while I finish winding something, etc. So between that and the interesting construction, he is happy about this too.

I was too excited to find a memory card for the camera before the first ball I wound, but here it is:

I was a little calmer by the second one, so here are some action shots:

ready to go

in the middle

all done

And here's what I did tonight, in about two hours, while doing homework and laundry and cooking dinner:

Seriously. How did I ever manage without this?

Posted by Kat at July 12, 2005 11:43 PM

Ahh, yarn muffins. I love making those. How appropriate your swift and winder are in the kitchen.

Posted by: Kat at July 13, 2005 08:51 AM

Oh I love swifts. They are so much fun. Except when your black lab sticks his head in the middle of it while it's spinning and stops it abruptly.

Have fun!

Posted by: Rebekah at July 13, 2005 11:06 AM

Looks tempting, Kat. I suspect if I bought one, I'd end up buying more yarn because balls of yarn take up less space than skeins and what would I do with all that extra space? Where did you get it?

Posted by: Erica at July 13, 2005 03:06 PM

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