Thursday, March 22, 2012

Swift and Simple

Knitting season has been officially extended by another couple weeks. Maybe it's the groundhog's doing, but it's another good thing about the snowy stuff that came down all day today.  It seems like I got fired up late in the yarn year, so I appreciate the extra time to finger the fibers and needles to see what will come forth.
Adjustable for various skien sizes

Ease in life comes from simple tools that work well.  I've found mine.

In cahoots with the wool winder

I've wanted a yarn swift for some time but have been stubborn about paying nearly $100 for something I "need desperately," would have to store, but would use infrequently.  And then I found the simple version--an Amish style swift.

This baby is truly SWIFT

One quarter of the cost brought it right to my door.  And the yummiest of Things I get to do today is try it out for the first time.  Sweet!

Not the best part, but close:  storage is simple

I'm in love already.


  1. I need to get one of those!

    1. Well, just hold your horses, darlin'! I going to make one for each: you, Marcia and Karen. It may be a couple of weeks before I get to it, with spring planting and all, but you'll read about it in this blog. And then one will arrive in the mail!

  2. Sometimes simple is best, and a quarter of the cost!! Looks like it works well. The Amish are very inventive.

    1. I love simple: 'Tis the gift to be simple. 'Tis the gift to be free," is the Shaker version of this thought.

    2. oh andrea -- are you now Amish too? how exciting! i can't wait!!!! i didn't get a lot of knitting done while asta was here -- story i'll tell you privately, maybe -- but i can certainly use the swift!!!!

      love, karen

    3. Bet you had a great time with Asta. And I'm eager, too! Maybe I'll go buy the wood today after I get the green house full of seed babies.