Let's just say that my yarn swift aint so swift but I was able to set it on the floor, feed the yarn with my right hand and crank the ball winder with my left hand. It was still way faster than winding by hand and resulted in these lovely little cakes. Sweet!
What do you get when you put together a wine bottle, some hockey tape and a bunch of wire hangers? No, not a take on Newfie ice hockey (please forgive me if I've offended any New Foundlanders, I'm from New Brunswick, so I'm practically one of you guys), but a cheap person's yarn swift. A couple weeks back I mentioned that I had ordered a yarn ball winder on line and was impatiently awaiting its delivery. Well, it arrived on Saturday morning and I immediately had to see how it worked. So in my haste and in my frugalness I put together this contraption. I found the tutorial here and after a few modifications (added an extra hanger and used hockey tape instead of duct tape because my husband is not that handy but can play a mean game 'o hockey when he wants to) I got it to work, more or less.