I received an old wooden swift, originally made in Norway, from my lovely friend Elaine (THANKS SO MUCH) and a ball winder from the Liverpud's mum, and they both worked wonderfully. There's something so lovely about every aspect of this craft involving just beautiful tools and the labour of your own hands. I love it that I never have to charge or plug anything in to get going.
Happy New Year to all - I'll also be thinking up some new knitting resolutions (not that I did so well with last year's). Oh well, nothing ventured. . . .