....from tinkertoys to my first ever Swift!! I had a very bored youngest son earlier this week, so he made me a swift from his old hand-me-down tinkertoys that he no longer uses. (He was very happy to comply to my suggestion as he was the last person to be my "human swift"). Recycling something that was just taking up space into something useful is a very good feeling.
We got the idea from Rachel who led us to this blog with a tutorial on how to make a swift from tinkertoys. My very clever son had to do some improvising though because our set of tinkertoys didn't have all the necessary parts. The best thing about this swift besides the obvious "low" cost (if you don't have to go out and buy the tinkertoys), is the fact that it is collapsible and therefore very portable and easy to store.
Here is a picture of the swift with a huge skein of yarn:
Seems to be very stable and spins freely. Now I'm sure you are going to ask...where is the ball of yarn that you wound with the new swift? Well, I didn't have the time to wind the ball, but I will and when I do I'll be sure and show you. Now the next time he's bored I'll have to see if he has enough Lego parts to make one of these. Then I'll really be all set!
No finished knitting to show you, but hopefully soon I'll be back with something new :)
For all those of you who celebrate Easter....sure hope you have a happy one :)