For my birthday last week, my amazing husband built me a gorgeous yarn swift. Basically, the purpose of this very cool tool is to wind a big skein of yarn, either hand-spun or recovered from a sweater, so that it will be large and loose and ready for dye. Then, after the skein is dyed, I can put it back on the swift and wind it into a ball without ending up with a massive tangle. Want to see it in action? Check it out!