9.18.2007

extreme knitting geek tip no. 1,575


just when you think knitting can't get much geekier, it hits you. behold: from fellow raveler davejenbarnes, quite possibly the geekiest knitting tip out there. and i mean that in such a good way.


it appears to the untrained eye to be an ordinary lamp with the bulb removed and the shade turned upside down, outfitted with an upturned laundry basket and set atop a lazy susan. what, pray tell, could this be, one queries with furrowed brow. but, ahhh, when one puts on one's extreme knitting geek goggles, one begins to see the ingenuity, the invention, the sheer brilliance of it all...


...your own DIY swift!

16 comments:

a friend to knit with said...

ha! too clever~!

Tante J said...

unbelievably brilliant. if only the no knitting world knew what a sagacious people we are...

pamela wynne said...

*genius*

Lisa said...

Ah! Very impressive!

This puts my homemade niddy noddy to shame. I used two dowels, two nails and some sandpaper.

Jackie said...

Genius! I cannot wait for my Ravelry invite to arrive..

LucindaC said...

So.freaking.awesome.

Wow.

ingrid said...

Holy shit! That's brilliant!

Marie said...

BRILLIANT!!!

~*~Knitting Up A Storm~*~ said...

...And to think that I spent all that time trying to wrap the rollers on the back of my small swivel office chair with seran wrap, for a diy swift.
This is just like buying something and finding it on sale a couple days later. lol.

Michele said...

yes, brilliant. i need one of these! the time i spend wrapping by hand around the backs of side by side chair. i love this.

TLCknits said...

Bloody brilliant!

lekkercraft said...

amazing find. knitters can certainly be ingenious.

lomester said...

Thank you for that!

Viese said...

OMG, I wish i would have seen this before I bought my swift. Well I know if my swift ever breaks, i'll never have to buy another.

Tnx for the spotlight!

Linda in Chicagoland said...

That is brilliant! I have a ball winder but have resisted buying a swift--one more piece of stuff to store. This is a wonderful solution.

ashlen said...

It is so funny that the yarn you have it in is Bonsai because I just bought some and rolled it up and both times they got so tangled!!

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