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« Reply #320 on: February 15, 2010 01:05:00 AM »

Oooohhhh Bellllllllaaaaa she is gorgeous! Those two little girls are just amazing. Seriously, the cheeks are all so sweet. Everyone should be proud!

Catielove - Yay for more spinners! I'm so impressed with the large amount of people who are learning right now on Craftster. It's really exciting!
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« Reply #321 on: February 18, 2010 07:14:46 PM »

Ack, I'm driving myself nuts.  Tongue  I'm trying to find a finished tensioned Lazy Kate that can handle both standard and jumbo Ashford Traveller bobbins. I'm also trying to find a swift to use with my ball winder. And...I can't decide what to get. There just isn't much info about the products on the sites I've looked at, and there are a ton of different options. So I though I'd shout out here to you guys and ask- what Lazy Kates and swifts/skeinwinders have you used? Positives? Negatives?
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« Reply #322 on: February 22, 2010 07:23:44 PM »

I bought my swift from this fellow.  http://scottsmtncrafts.com/yarn-swifts.html
Looks like he changed them a little from the one I bought, these have a non-folding, prettier base.  My only issue is you have to have the ball winder at the same level as the swift, which really isn't a problem.  Oh, and make sure you don't screw it on too tight.  You know, cause it has to turn and all.  Roll Eyes

Don't think I can help with the Lazy Kate issue, I bought the Kromski arched kate.  Have no idea how it would work with Ashford bobbins. 

PS. The babies are so cute! Congrats ladies!
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« Reply #323 on: February 22, 2010 07:30:10 PM »

It looks like he has a cheaper swift on his etsy store for 22.99.
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« Reply #324 on: February 23, 2010 01:19:10 PM »

what about making something like this? I have found a bunch of different instructions for making a lazy kate in the past, but I'm too lazy to look right now haha.
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« Reply #325 on: February 23, 2010 01:52:09 PM »

It looks like he has a cheaper swift on his etsy store for 22.99.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/ScottsMountainCrafts

Oooo, thanks so much Faren!! That small swift looks perfect for my needs!

what about making something like this? I have found a bunch of different instructions for making a lazy kate in the past, but I'm too lazy to look right now haha.

That is awesome! I'm pretty sure I could rig that up fairly quickly.

Thanks so much for your help ladies!! You gals are the best!  Kiss
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« Reply #326 on: February 23, 2010 09:55:12 PM »

what about making something like this? I have found a bunch of different instructions for making a lazy kate in the past, but I'm too lazy to look right now haha.

I've seen a couple of ladies in my spinning guild use something like that.   Glad that between the two of us we could cover all the bases for you freestyle!
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« Reply #327 on: February 27, 2010 10:32:23 AM »

this is the lazy kate I made a while back. it's not tensioned, but it wouldn't be hard to tension it (I'm just lazy and don't ply my yarns often enough to care) you can use any box, poke holes and shove a dowel (or a knitting needle) through. I hope this helps someone!
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« Reply #328 on: March 01, 2010 08:03:50 AM »

I like the wooden upright swifts.  I started with a metal & plastic one that lasted a few years before I had to start macquivering it.  Paul bought me a wooden swift the same time I bought him instructions for making a wooden swift!

As for the Lazy Kate, Paul built me two.  One was an upright, non-tensioned.  I quit using it because it was always falling over.  He made me an arched Kate with tensioning (ink pen spring and fishing line) when I started using a shoe box with knitting needles.

Oh, and I'm back home with DD and Kristany.  She's quite an angel and loves her Grammy.
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