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House warming gift!

by Heidi on September 2nd, 2010
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I really dislike winding yarn, but it is often a necessary task. Possibly because I don’t enjoy it, I am not very good at it, and often end up with ‘yarn barf’ instead of a nice neat easy-pull ball.

I had managed to convince Steve to help a couple of times, but when we saw this electric ball winder in the Janie H Knits sale, and as my aunt had very kindly sent us some money for a housewarming gift, we simply couldn’t help ourselves!

Electric ball winder

Thank you very much Aunt Joan. You have no idea how much easier it has made life already! :)

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  1. Jealous x 1000

    Comment by Chriss — September 2, 2010 @ 6:31 pm

  2. How fancy! It has two spokes – is that for plying? I do like my antique wool winder but it puts it into skeins, not nice centerpull balls.

    Comment by Meagan — September 3, 2010 @ 7:18 am

  3. My ball winder (manual; looks very different from yours) is one of the best fiber-related tools I’ve bought; makes life SO much easier!

    Comment by Michelle — September 3, 2010 @ 5:58 pm

  4. Meagan, It winds all on to one spoke, the other is for the ‘arm’ to run up and down to get the wool evenly distributed. I will show it to you in action when you come visit.

    Michelle, it certainly makes life a lot easier, now I have lived with it I don’t think I could do without it! :)

    Comment by Heidi — September 4, 2010 @ 9:25 pm

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