Step one was suggesting that he make a swift.
Step two was looking at designs on the internet.
Step three was making a CAD drawing.
Step four was purchasing the materials, like cup hooks, dowel rods, lock washers, string, and other washers. It was about 18 bucks in parts
From there it was a matter of cutting, drilling, and knot tying.
So now I don't need to walk around the stools in a circle, I can just throw it onto the swift, and wind a ball with no worries.
The reason that spurred me make a swift is simple. I buy a lot of my yarn on the internet, and the internet does not wind it for you when you buy it, and generally it is sold as skeins, which are really tough to knit from.
If you want to be able to move your yarn, you need it in a ball of some form.
This leads neatly to the next thing I wanted to talk about. Today I pulled out all of my stash, and photographed it. Obviously yellow and orange are poorly represented, the center is full of variegated yarns that did not fit nicely in the color wheel, and yes, blue is my favorite color.
Back in June . . .
I was busy and forgot to post my entry for the apo challenge.
I'm off to learn how to do I-cord. I ripped out a hat for extreme ugliness violations, and now I am trying a new one.