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Tgz
Chatty Knitter

Portugal
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Posted - 10/19/2005 :  04:17:14 AM  Show Profile  Visit Tgz's Homepage Send Tgz a Private Message
Hi. Can someone tell me where to find a ball winder which is not too expensive (I'm a student, and my finances are tight, but would like to spend more time knitting instead of balling skeins by hand alone)? I live in Europe, so shipping is an important issue. (Unfortunately, the LYS don't carry any ball winders, to tell the truth they don't have much yarn either :( )

Thanks in advance.

my knitting blog: http://knittingthrough.blogspot.com

Lissa
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USA
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Posted - 10/19/2005 :  07:42:33 AM  Show Profile  Visit Lissa's Homepage Send Lissa a Private Message
The least expensive ones run from $35 -$40 US. You might try Ebay to see if there are any selling for less than that. Good luck!

Lissa

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a
revolutionary act. -- George Orwell


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Tgz
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Portugal
205 Posts

Posted - 10/19/2005 :  10:04:30 AM  Show Profile  Visit Tgz's Homepage Send Tgz a Private Message
Any tips on what are the best kinds of ball winders?

my knitting blog: http://knittingthrough.blogspot.com
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Lissa
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USA
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Posted - 10/19/2005 :  10:12:36 AM  Show Profile  Visit Lissa's Homepage Send Lissa a Private Message
The small plastic ones are all pretty much the same - there are only a couple of manufacturers making them. One is Royal. The Fricke/Strauch Jumbo Ball Winder is fantastic and made of wood, but costs $80, so I'm guessing that you can't afford that.

Lissa

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a
revolutionary act. -- George Orwell


Oh, and I now have a blog:http://knittnlissa.typepad.com/knittnlissa/
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