A few weeks ago I decided to make a PVC swift that I saw on Ravelry. Beata posted on one of the forums a month earlier that she made the swift and would write up instructions. She was true to her word and if you’re interested in making a swift yourself, the very detailed tutorial can be found here:
So we went to Home Depot last month and bought most of the supplies. Then writing up a pattern for Knitty got in the way. I submitted it this past Thursday and therefore had NOTHING to do today (umm, what was that? Nothing? *chuckle*), I decided to continue with the swift. We again went to Home Depot and got the PVC pipe and one more 3/4″ cap. (We’re still missing 4 since they ran out, and they don’t sell spacers). Anyway, here’s Markus cutting the lovely pipe outside our apartment.
The PVC stuff was more difficult to saw through than I imagined. So Markus told me. He did all the cutting. Here are all the pieces just after they were cut.
And here’s me washing them off. Exciting stuff, this.
All clean and ready to be assembled. Except that we don’t have a drill. That’s only a minor perturbation.
And she shall be called “Charlotte”. Or “Drinking Water”, but I like “Charlotte” better.
BTW, what the heck is a skeiner, anyway? I know what a swift is, but a skeiner? Anyone?