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An Announcement Regarding Ball Winders and Swifts

Posted by Michael Gallagher on

As we transition the company, we have hit one of the most feared walls for any manufacturer: loss of knowledge. When Mike passed, we lost the wealth of knowledge of the small details required to make the Nancy's Knit Knacks Ball Winder and Swifts the wonderful machines that they are. I would rather have disappointed customers from lack of product, rather than poor quality machines being sent out across the globe. Effectively immediately we are hitting pause on all sales for the ball winder, swifts, and some other smaller items while we regroup. We will work to fully understand the...

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Top 10 Activities For Crafters Staying At Home

Posted by MIchael Gallagher on

As crafters, we almost always have a project (or, let’s face it, several projects!) to keep our hands busy. But during this unprecedented time, even the busiest of crafters may find themselves with extra free time. Today, we round up several fun ideas to stay busy while staying at home! Tackle those UFOs (UnFinished Objects) by either frogging them or finally getting them to the finish line! If you opt to reclaim the yarn (known as frogging), make sure to use a ball winder to keep yarns from getting tangled. Support your LYS (Local Yarn Store). Many shops are offering...

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How to Measure Those "Mystery Yarns" in Your Stash

Posted by MIchael Gallagher on

Every knitter, crocheter or weaver has them: mysterious skeins of yarn that have long since lost their labels and have been partially used up at one point or another.  With all of the clever patterns coming out which use mini skeins and scrap yarn, you might wish to revisit these forgotten skeins and find a new use for them, other than taking up space in your stash. But how do you know if you have the correct weight of yarn or enough yardage to make what you want?  Here's where a few handy tools come to the rescue: using a...

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