Yesterday as I was busy griping about the difficulty of springy circulars, I failed to mention how much I love crafting with second-hand stuff. Not only is it economical to find craft tools and materials at thrift stores, it’s enviromentally friendly. I love rifling through the bins of crippity-crap for small boxes of stitch markers, crochet hooks, cable needles or whatever.
One of my best finds, this Wool Winder is a bit of an antique. I clip it to the counter or stool and effortlessly wind a ball of yarn. The arms rotate as you pull the yarn so if I ever got a yarn ball winder I could sit there and crank away. The best part? It was only $3!
Of course, the only thing better than cheap is free ! Check out this clever winding solution from Aemmeleia’s Ephemera. I’m sure I have the wine bottle for that . . .