I posted on Instagram just before Christmas a photo of a very exciting box from Strauch Fiber Equipment Co. I got a Strauch ball winder a couple years ago, and I’ve been wishing for a Strauch swift ever since. I am super excited to finally have a matching set – a Strauch ball winder and swift! My old swift was…terrible. I bought a swift and ball winder for less than $10 (total) at a market in China over 5 years ago. I got what I paid for.
What did I wind, you ask? Some lovely Swans Island Natural Colors Collection Worsted Weight, which I’m knitting a sweater with (more on that in a future post!)
It took me 6 hours to wind 6 skeins of yarn. First the baby spit up all over me. While I was cleaning that the dog had an accident, just when I was starting to feel overwhelmed the dog then puked all over the blanket where baby was doing tummy time. IT WAS A DAY. So, needless to say, I didn’t get a photo of the wound yarn. I can say though, that the swift and winder are a match made in heaven! Both work really well, and I’m excited to use them more for many years to come!
And here’s Koko, trying to make me forget what a PITA she can be. I can’t stay mad at that face!
FYI: I blogged about wanting a Strauch swift just before Christmas, so apparently Santa reads my blog.