Actually, they called me last week, and I was going to wait until I got back from my trip to go pick it up, but when I was deciding what to bring, I realized some of the yarn needed to be wound, including the rest of my Anty Beryl Sweater yarn. So I went and picked it up. Here follows a stunning display of super yarny fun-ness.
Out of the bubble wrap:
Clamped to the end table:
Ball winder clamped in place:
The Whole Getup:
The devices are for when your yarn comes looking like this:
Just stick it on the swift and connect to the ball winder:
Turn the handle:
The ball winder spins:
Which spins the swift!
Ian finds it fascinating:
Pops off into a cute little yarn muffin. The yarn pulls right out of the centre.
The ball winder is also useful for taking balls like this:
And combining them into a ball like this:
Which knits up into this stunning and classy bit of fabric:
(Maybe I should have started with this):
At any rate, I have plenty of ball winding in my future. This is just the beginning!