Sometimes I feel like I’m being overly picky but when there’s something I don’t like . . I just don’t like it! I don’t like my ball winder! The first ball winder I bought lasted a few years and then when it broke, I went through the “I need a better yarn winder” period and then ended up ordering another inexpensive winder.
It does the job but it’s a pain to use it and when I have more than one ball of yarn to wind, I dread it! With socks, it usually involves winding one skein at a time. Doing sweaters, sometimes I have to wind 7 or 8 or more balls at one time.
Through the years, I’ve entertained the idea of getting an electric winder but so far, I haven’t found one that I was overly impressed with and the only one that I would consider is way out of my price range.
The other day, while reading another knitter’s blog, I came across a post about this winder.
It’s terribly expensive but . . the reviews on Amazon are all positive. I did a search and found other knitters using it and loving it. If it lasts forever and if I like it and it makes me not mind winding yarn, it would be worth it, right? I haven’t shown it to Vince yet. Maybe I’ll ask him to wind some of my yarn and when he sees how much trouble it is, maybe he’ll then be receptive to the idea of a much nicer winder!