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New Ball Winder Just Arrived!
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Nov 9, 2017 14:52:43   #
MKDesigner (a regular here)
 
Woo Hoo!! I bought the Knit Picks one on Amazon. And I'm thrilled with it. Got to use some of my credits I've been piling up. My Silver Reed one started giving me problems. The blue & white/cream one. Wade (my fabulously handy son), had fixed it once before about 7-8 years ago. And my other one, the red & white Wool Winder has a couple of new issues, so I had to get another one and get busy de-stashing by knitting for charities. Skeins are a pain with the knitting machines so I need centre pull balls.
I'm so happy.
Marge


 
Nov 9, 2017 15:11:44   #
76Nachtigall91
 
I have had a Knit Picks Ball Winder for several years and have found it to work well and am very pleased with mine! i would definitely purchase another one if it became necessary.
Nov 9, 2017 15:18:49   #
Cardelo
 
Good on you! This a nice winder and I think you will enjoy it.
Nov 9, 2017 15:19:15   #
MKDesigner (a regular here)
 
76Nachtigall91 wrote:
I have had a Knit Picks Ball Winder for several years and have found it to work well and am very pleased with mine! i would definitely purchase another one if it became necessary.


Totally agree. It's very sturdy and well made. Took me a couple of minutes to get that little plastic head screw to go on LOL. But even with that, it was up and ready in just a few minutes.
Marge
Nov 9, 2017 15:50:02   #
aprilla (a regular here)
 
Nice! There's only a few things in our house I would replace if lost/broken, the yarn winder is one of them!

I had an email from Sunny Choi recently, he's marketing an electric version. But it's beyond my needs.... yet
Nov 9, 2017 16:29:43   #
Mirror
 
Are they good price .
 
Nov 9, 2017 16:34:55   #
KateWood (a regular here)
 
Happy for you. I use my yarn twister as a winder and find it works very well, but do appreciate the reference; just in case:)
Nov 9, 2017 17:21:20   #
Azzara
 
aprilla wrote:
Nice! There's only a few things in our house I would replace if lost/broken, the yarn winder is one of them!
I had an email from Sunny Choi recently, he's marketing an electric version. But it's beyond my needs.... yet

I wish Sunny's winder was also a twister. I have a hand cranked twister but I'd buy an electric version.
Nov 9, 2017 19:01:51   #
76Nachtigall91
 
I feel I have more control over my Knit Picks hand winder than I would over an electric winder. I like to be able to stop my winder easily and quickly when I come to a "yarn barf", etc. in the skein I am winding from.
Nov 9, 2017 20:11:48   #
MKDesigner (a regular here)
 
76Nachtigall91 wrote:
I feel I have more control over my Knit Picks hand winder than I would over an electric winder. I like to be able to stop my winder easily and quickly when I come to a "yarn barf", etc. in the skein I am winding from.

I know what you mean! Yarn barf ... Thats a good one!! LOL.
Marge
Nov 10, 2017 01:19:25   #
deemail
 
Azzara wrote:
I wish Sunny's winder was also a twister. I have a hand cranked twister but I'd buy an electric version.
try twisting on your sewing machine....I knot the middle of my 'strands to be twisted' or if doing several colors, knot the ends of the 'strands to be twisted' around a bobbin, place on bobbin winder, loosen the clutch on your wheel, and press the food feed while backing your hand away from the machine...if you need an especially long pc, then you need a friend to ride the foot feed while you back away across the room. Works great, fast and I already own it.
 
Nov 10, 2017 12:11:58   #
Deanie1129
 
Looks the same as the one I have had for 30 years from Elna. Love mine. Makes life easier when using the knitting machine. Enjoy
Nov 10, 2017 12:46:32   #
ayerscreek
 
My recent new tool is a yarn spindle from Amazon. I put a toilet paper roll on my yarn winder. When it is done, I can take the yarn off with the toilet paper roll and then put it on the spindle, removing the paper roll. The spindle allows the yarn to be removed from the outside of the ball. It can be placed just under the mast. It's great for all my hand knit yarn. It's called the Yarn Valet and was around $15.00. Best part is that it really works!


Nov 10, 2017 13:20:04   #
KnittyGritty800 (a regular here)
 
I wouldn't know what to do without my winder, which looks just like your new one but has a different name. I used double stick foam tape to attach a TP roll to mine so I can get a few more yards on each cake. Just a little time saver!
Nov 10, 2017 13:20:30   #
Azzara
 
deemail wrote:
try twisting on your sewing machine....I knot the middle of my 'strands to be twisted' or if doing several colors, knot the ends of the 'strands to be twisted' around a bobbin, place on bobbin winder, loosen the clutch on your wheel, and press the food feed while backing your hand away from the machine...if you need an especially long pc, then you need a friend to ride the foot feed while you back away across the room. Works great, fast and I already own it.

I ply large amounts of yarn and although a sewing machine bobbin winder will nicely do small amounts it doesn't work very well for my projects. I ply the large amounts using a spinning wheel but I do have a hand-cranked twister for small amounts. I was just thinking that an electric motor sounded like something I'd just have to buy...lol
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