You know I like my gadgets and widgets. Any time I can find something that enhances my creative process I am all over it. Sometimes that is not my best idea.
I picked this up a couple months ago with a 50% off coupon at Joann's. In theory it is a great winder, it practice it is a bit fiddly. Let me explain.
Out of the box you see the bottom of the unit has a large suction cup that secures the device while in use. A smooth, flat surface is required. Any texture will inhibit the suction. There is a little button thing on the top in the back that you move to create the suction.
Sounding somewhat like a hand crank egg beater, the little screw-like thing on the right turns and winds the yarn onto the arm on the left. It makes beautiful litle yarn cakes. My only issue is the screech that occurs if your yarn is not being fed smoothly from the hank. I accidentally messed up the hank when I went to answer the phone or something and what a mess I had. Three hours later I had untangled and re-wound the yarn into a ball before winding the remainder. I had to cut the yarn twice, Killer!!!I normally let the shop wind my yarn because they have all the well functioning do-dads to do so but this time I went rogue and decided to do it myself. I will still use the winder because even with the coupon it was not inexpensive.
The life and times of a gadget/widget woman is never without excitement. This was no exception. If you are only winding a small amount of yarn this is a great way to clean up your left over stash and maybe a new ball or two. If you buy large amounts of (pricey) yarn at one time for a project, let the shop wind the yarn, you will thank me.
|All wound, all 12 hanks of this beautiful Peruvian wool. Packed in sealed plastic bags and ready to travel. Yippee!|
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