Wednesday, January 29, 2014

~ Yarn winder video ~


This yarn winder is called a 'U-nitt TH7065' - I bought it off of Ebay quite a few years ago.  I think I paid around $40.00 for it.  It's one of my favorite toys.  :)

p.s.  I usually don't wind up full skeins - just skeins that I have already worked from.  Instead of having floppy half-used skeins of yarn - I have nice, neat yarn cakes.









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20 comments:

  1. Very neat toy. Two questions, one dumb and one hopefully not so dumb: why do you wind skeins into cakes? Is it for better yarn tension? (Okay, that's two dumb questions.) And second, how is the winder attached to your desk?
    I like your "Brawny man" shirt; it looks warm. It's 20 degrees outside here, and I'm wearing my coat inside.
    Thanks for the great video :-)

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    1. I usually don't wind up full skeins - just skeins that I have already worked from. Instead of having floppy half-used skeins of yarn - I have nice, neat yarn cakes. I still hand roll yarn into balls too. The winder is attached to my desk with a clamp. :)

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    2. Thanks! That makes sense. And thanks for the pictures; helps clarify things even more.

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  2. So glad to actually see you in "real life"! I have a question....why wind into a cake if yarn is already in a skein with a "pull-out" tail? Won't the cake collapse just like the original skein? If there is a logical reason, then maybe I'll invest in a winder.

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    1. Hi Charlotte. I usually don't wind up full skeins - just skeins that I have already worked from. Instead of having floppy half-used skeins of yarn - I have nice, neat yarn cakes. I still hand roll yarn into balls too. :)

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  3. That is awesome! Makes my puny little yarn winder jealous! Lol. Really do love it and I can definitely see how it would come in handy. Thanks for the video. :)

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  4. I bought mine from Walmart online and love it. It makes crocheting so much easier. And winding yarn gives a nice break from crocheting. Have fun!

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  5. Nice video Debi. I think it's a great way to keep your yarn neat and organized. Pretty color-way, I think I have some of that packed away in storage. What is that over the back of your chair? Is is something you are working on? It looks pretty. Have a terrific day! What are you going to video next?

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    1. Thanks Heather. The crochet on the back of my chair is just used as a decoration. It is a rectangle granny with open-shell stitches worked around it. :)

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  6. Amazing Debi, I didn't know such things existed, such pretty colours too and the yarn looks lovely when it's wound, I would love a toy like that. :)

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  7. Oh wow Debi, that's a big yarn winder. I have a little one but I am happy with it ;-)
    One question. What a nice yarn you are winding. What is the type/brand?

    Groetjes, Monique

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    1. Hi Monique. The yarn I'm winding is Red Heart Super Saver. I can't remember the name, but the colors are bright neons. :)

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    2. I checked on the Red Heart site - the color is called 'Day Glow'. :)

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  8. Amazing toy!!!!
    love to listen to you : you are so funny!!!!!
    xxxxxx Ale

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  9. That was a great video, Debi !! :) very detailed and friendly !!
    I usually get my threads in balls. The acrylic yarn is the one I get in skein which is not like pull out kind. Manually we have to fix into two ends or like around two legs and unwind it and roll into ball. Since I work mostly with threads I don't have much of rolling requirement. I had earlier thought of buying one but it should come with something to fix the skein on.
    It was funny to see you enacting James doing it very fast :). When I do manually, Raj and Anshita help me sometimes but their rolling speed is pathetic compared to my unwinding speed and after a substantial ball is made halfway through it gets accidentally dropped from their hands and then again the redo process starts. When they do that again, I get irritated and shoo them away. They are the happiest people at that time :)
    sorry for that big comment :)

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  10. I was given a manual winder from my sister-in-law because she didn't have a use for it. I LOVE it!!! I also dislike those floppy partly-used skeins. ;-)

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  11. Hola Debi, bonito vídeo y es una buena idea para tener las lanas ordenadas. Encantada de verte en persona y tienes una voz muy bonita.
    besos

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  12. Very helpful video. Thanks for that. I have been wanting to buy one. Also a swift. As I have some hanks of yarn. I have to check online too, maybe ebay as the craft store ones are very costly.
    Earlier, I used to make my dad sit with the hank around his legs(knees) and ask him to unwind the yarn as I used to make the ball. My poor dad, he has so much patience for me :-) :-)
    -Ranjitha

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  13. that's neat! I never knew I needed one of these until I saw this post!

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