Having a new skein of yarn is such an exciting event. The color and texture, the possibilities of what I will knit with it.
Before the knitting can begin, the skein needs to be wound into a ball. Now one would think that with all the knitting that I do, I would have a yarn swift but up until last week, here’s how I wound my skeins of yarn.
I set up 2 water goblets and used the stems to hold the yarn. It’s a slow process but I’ve been doing it this way for years and it works. I haven’t purchased a yarn swift because I don’t have a place in my studio to clamp it to a table. Then I discovered the Nirvana table top yarn swift. It is not only useful but beautiful and fits in my studio.
What a difference this makes in the amount of time that it takes to wind my yarn. I can sit comfortably and the swift spins nicely as I wind the yarn into a ball. This is my new favorite yarn tool. Thanks to The Knitting Zone for supplying this great yarn swift from Nirvana Needle Arts.
When it’s not in use, I proudly display it on the cabinet in my studio.