Hey there! The weather has finally warmed up a bit in Happy Valley. Otto has the wood stoves turned down to "bake" rather than "broil" and we even had to crack open the windows to let in some cool air! Spring's coming. Real soon now. We're sure it is.
We've mostly recovered from inventory and we're back in full production mode this week. With the able assistance of Gregory and Otto, I got a bunch of ball winders made this week. We sent to some of our dealers and drop-shipped a bunch to lucky individuals.
If you've gotten a Strauch Jumbo Ball Winder, you may have noticed that they come with a little ball of yarn wound on them. We test every ball winder we sell by winding a large ball of yarn. This gives us a chance to make sure that everything is adjusted just right so your winder will work perfectly.
Here are a few hints for happy winding:
- Make sure your winder is securely clamped to a bench or table at a comfortable height.
- The yarn should wind freely from it's source (a skein on a swift, another ball, a cone of yarn, etc.). If the yarn catches and jerks it can pull the ball out of shape.
- Keep an even tension on the yarn.
- Don't wind too fast!
- Remember to slip the drive band off the pulleys when you're done winding. That will keep the band from getting stretched out.
Have you wound a particularly lovely ball of yarn on your winder? We'd be glad to see it. Send us a digital photo for our scrapbook.
'Til next time, happy winding everyone!