Way, way, way back I posted about the desire to design an inexpensive swift. It was a nice little engineering challenge, come up with a design that was cheap and easy to make. Yet again, all my fun was taken away. A few days after that post, I discovered that my knitting geologist colleague from GeoKnitting had already found an elegant solution: behold the $10 swift...
Side view of lazy susan part
Back. Note elaborate assembly methods
Front. Lots of wood glue for stability
Arms. Note sophisticated yarn-holding mechanism (binder clip)
Too many geeky knitters around. Bah. Need to thin the herd, or else stop using the internet!