Monday, September 7, 2009

Met a Swift, Fell in Love

I was wandering through an estate sale the other day and had decided I really had no room to store anything, and then I found this:

A swift! For less than $60 (quite a bit less)!! An opportunity not to be missed. I had planned to like, polish it, or something, but then I set it up and used it pretty immediately. I did need to add some ~fishing line, but it works like a beauty. Of course, without a ball winder, it doesn't really make winding yarn any faster, BUT, I can set it down and go off and live my life in between bouts of winding, so there's that.

In other news, working on a little something with my TPK Foliage yarn that I won in my first KAL, way back in January. (Good times!) Sometimes, plucky yarn has this marvelous glowy quality, and this is one of those times. Yay, knitting fun!


HEB said...

Hmmm.... for some reason when you said "swift" I heard "spinning wheel." Maybe I was very tired. I'm glad you posted to clear up my confusion.

Anyway, is it wrong that I'm a little glad that you do not yet have a ball winder? I would just feel so bad for your nostepinne if it became obsolete in less than a year. But, when you do get a ball winder, can I mail some of my lace skeins to you for winding?

Elizabeth said...

Oh, I saw a spinning wheel also. But I didn't buy it! Kept the swift a secret for some exciting blog reading. WHoo!

I think I might be able to figure out a way to use the nostepinne to better yarn winding efficiency, but I have to admit: I just like the look of the swift. If only ball winders were as pretty as nostepinnes! (Also, I can't believe it's not even been a year. I've used that wooden stick SO MUCH. <3)