July 3rd, 2012
Meet my new best friend.
I’d always laughed (albeit with a touch of the sour grape) at mechanical wool winders. What a lazy person who won’t make their own balls of yarn. Then I inherited this one, amongst a vast store of needlework tools from my grandmother, and I suddenly see the light. In seconds, a messy skein becomes a perfectly wrapped unit — better than a ball. The tension is perfectly controlled, as is the shape and placement of each overlapping strand.