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Old 12-16-2011, 05:04 PM   #1
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what is your favorite ball winder? why?

DH is letting me buy my own gift for christmas I don't need it by Christmas...he always does the stupid printed out paper wrapped up and then I get to pick it out. But it would be a bonus if I could get it before hand to unwrap something more than a piece of paper

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Old 12-16-2011, 05:46 PM   #2
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Old 12-16-2011, 06:31 PM   #3
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I have a Knit Picks ball winder that cost around $20 + shipping. I like it just fine, and don't imagine I'd like a more expensive one any better.

eta: Do you own a swift? It has been so convenient to wind my skeins of yarn onto the winder, while the swift holds the yarn. That was a Knit Picks purchase, as well. It was $50.

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Re: ball winder?

I have the Royal one. It's a few years old and works great. The only issue is that the tube can fly off the winder if I wind too fast. I also have the Knitpicks yarn swift and it's great to have too. I had the winder by itself for a couple years before I added a swift...it's so much fun to wind yarn now. If you ever get their swift, it goes on sale for $15 less several times a year.
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I have the royal yarn winder from JoAnn's. You have to order it online, but it holds up great and will hold 8oz skeins of yarn with no problem. It is the same my LYS has and I know she's had the same one for over 10 years at this point with regular use.
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Old 12-16-2011, 07:55 PM   #6
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I have a plastic one, the Royal I think as well. It was cheap, and works well enough with a swift. But, if I every need another one, I'm going to get this one. It looks WAY more durable. Also, get the swift. You'll never regret it. If you have to choose between either the heavy duty ball winder, or the plastic winder with swift, get the combo!
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Old 12-16-2011, 10:39 PM   #7
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DH is making me a swift

oh and so I tell dh "should I go ahead and order my present?" he says that ball winder thingy? "Yep"....NOOOOO you are not going to buy that...leave that idea for someone else.

So now I'm hoping that I get the one that I want
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Re: ball winder?

I have this one http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS.../chrisficti-20
I don't have a swift, I use DS little chair and it's been working great to hold the yarn heheheh..
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