Sunday, January 9, 2011

Swiftly Making Yarn Cakes

Decided it was time to purchase a Swift to make winding those yarn hanks into cakes with lots less trouble.
Though Hubby was patient untangling those messes.
Just took up too much time.
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Went online to find that KnitPics was having a sale on one of their swifts .  .  . AND free shipping.
So I added a couple hanks of white yarn while I was there .
My order arrived in no time at all.
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Used the gift certificate from DD#1 to Hillcreek Yarn Shoppe to pick on some solid color yarn to use for the Cookie A socks for the Rav KAL.
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Have had to frog Cookie's Pointelle twice already, ugh!
Didn't do something right.
Could not for the life of me discern a pattern after the cuff.

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Cast on Pointelle once again
only this time switched the yarn to Cascade Heritage.
I think this is going to look better
- more definition -
than the
Jojoland Melody.



  1. I'm at a loss as to what a SWIFT is - but I'm trying to understand it by the picture you shared.

  2. That swift will sure get a workout at your house. Glad you got it.

  3. Dear friend - you are way beyond me. I'm still satisfied with buying yarn by the skein and pulling it out of the nicely wound thingie. I don't have the patience to do otherwise. Besides it would just get all honkin messed up (you should see my shoelaces).

    Hugs - Marie

  4. Awesome swift/winder set up! I would never be able to live without my swift and ball winder. Doing it by hand just takes way too long.

  5. Gerry, you won the little ribbon tree so contact me with your address, sugar. Congratulations!

  6. It's funny, that post looks like it's in a foreign language to me hehe Can you tell I'm not part of the sewing crowd? :) Anyway I'm glad you are happy with your new thinga majiggy! Have a great week.

  7. Look, it,s me. Commenting from my Enook!

  8. I know nothing about knitting...but yarn cakes sound yummy! Oh wait, you can't eat those, can you? (Can you tell I'm on a diet?!) LOL! Seriously, enjoy your new Swifty-thingy - I'm glad that it will make your winding/knitting less messy!

    Oh, and what's an Enook? I am so computer stupid!



  9. wow! I have never seen one of those! Looks fun! Rachaelxo


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