I’ve unboxed and tried out one of my early birthday presents – a yarn swift and ball winder sent from the United States. Believe it or not, I’ve been balling up yarn the old-fashioned way for years, and I recently thought it was high time I joined the 20th century (give me more time to shamble fully in to the 21st).
For the uninitiated, a yarn swift is a wooden (sometimes metal) gadget that holds an open skein of yarn, allowing it to spin and be wound into a ball, as you undoubtedly have guessed, with a ball winder. It’s by no means modern, but it is a real boon to yarnies everywhere.
The yarn swift may just look like a bunch of colorful popsicle sticks strung together, but don’t be fooled. It’s a brilliant gadget that saves oodles of time turning twisted skeins into useable balls of yarn.
The video below shows it in action.
Thanks for checking in! I’ll post later with some news about an old project.