Day Six (Saturday April 27th): A Tool To CovetWrite about your favorite knitting or crochet (or spinning, etc) tool. It can either be a tool directly involved in your craft (knitting needles or crochet hook) or something that makes your craft more pleasurable – be it a special lamp, or stitch markers.
Is it an item that you would recommend to others, and if so for which applications/tasks do you think it is most suited. Conversely, do you have a tool/accessory that you regret buying? Why does it not work for you?
|Photo from Nancy's Knitknacks|
I have a ball winder. It's red and white with a crank on it. It serves it's purpose but at least once or twice while I'm winding yarn, the eyelet loosens, falls over, and my yarn gets tangled around the mechanism under the winder itself. Then I have to spend 5-10 minutes untangling it, sometimes breaking yarn to get it untangled. Oh, and a ton of frustration.
So.........I want an electric ball winder, the kind I wouldn't have to babysit while winding. It takes me twice as long to wind yarn because I have to babysit my winder so it doesn't get tangled. I want an electric ball winder. I do, however, have a swift and that makes life a bit easier. I can, at least, wind yarn by hand if I have my swift...but cakes are so much easier. Also, they store better.
If anyone wants to buy me something, I'd love an electric ball winder :)