Episode 52: Tools and Balls

We have news, Finished Objects, Works in Progress, Cast Ons, and Stash Enhancements for you. Our big topic for the month is… BALLS! That is the tools to wind balls. We chat about our experiences with various ball winders and swifts to hopefully help you make a decision when you want to choose one. We’d love to hear about your favorite ball winders and swifts too, join us in our discussion on our Ravelry Forum!


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  • Emily: Berry Boba
  • Amber: Dogfish Head: Flesh and Blood IPA
  • Erin: Cosmic Crunch Boba


Finished Objects



  • Apiculture Hat
  • Improvisation Thing
  • Secret thing

Stash Enhancement

  • CascadeYarns
    • Heritage in “Fuchia”
    • Heritage Prints in “Grapevine”

Ball Winders


1 Comment

  • Clair March 15, 2020 at 1:01 am

    I’ve got the Stanwood 10oz winder and Stanwood wooden swift. Both are 6 years old, and going strong. Very sturdy and worth the money. The larger winder is really nice. It can handle everything from lace weight to bulky “balls” 😆 with no issue. Both were bought on Amazon.


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