Still not having made up my mind, I saw a terrific sale for a made in Italy swift and promptly put it into my virtual shopping cart. But then, as is my habit, I left the item in my cart to brood over the purchase a little longer. At some point I took the swift out of the cart and kept on thinking. Should I or shouldn't I? M, who is my trusty hank holder while I wind yarn into balls, reminded me how much we like doing this task together. But then again, as she said, "it does take a long time to wind just one hank of wool." And then my blogger friend, Indigocraft, posted a great piece about her new swift and I knew my answer!
Back into the cart the swift went along with a much-desired yarn winder! The package arrived a few days ago, but I only just found time to set the swift and winder up and test it out. Call it love, call it need -- the swift and winder are tools that will enhance every knitter's experience and while I'm sure I'll wind hanks of wool into balls with M on occasion, I also know that these tools will be a huge help when working on a large project with lots of skeins to wind. Hint, hint -- I'll be posting about a new (and somewhat big) project that I'll be starting later this week. Not only am I thrilled to be able to wind up hanks in only a few minutes, I really LOVE how they turn into these scrumptious little cakes!