Today I wound a skein of my alpaca/Jacob yarn for swatching on my quick trip up to Seattle and back. My little metal and plastic swift I have at this house did a Herculean job of holding the 392 yards of 3spi yarn.
The ball winder didn't work so well. I had to basically hand wind the last 100 yards. Even using the crank made things move too fast for the ball and yarn to coordinate their moves. The little yarn guide was just in the way.
This ball will not come out of its bag for the duration of this trip if I can help it. I sure Hope the TSA agents understand.
It may be time to break down and order myself something like this. Merry Christmas to me
Wish me luck with security.