F is for fast - fast like my swift! Jake made this for me for Christmas this year, along with a nostepinne. He turned parts on the lathe, and used some kind of special bearing for speed. He even repurposed a pool cue - it's really one of a kind.
Here are the glamour shots:
The whole outfit with some Misti Alpaca worsted
The nostepinne, with a very handy groove in the handle for holding the tail. Apparently this design change was suggested by Carly.
And one of the very cool (don't know the name of the part) thingies (?) made from a pool cue.
So back to the word at hand - fast. Obviously a swift is faster than using two chairs or your feet or something to hold a hank of yarn while it is wound. But this swift is FAST. It has this flat bearing that just glides like a dream... it's a precision instrument. Leave it to a mechanical engineer.
Thanks again, Jake, for my awesome gift.