Mudcat Café message #388193 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #30259   Message #388193
Posted By: sheila
02-Feb-01 - 09:19 AM
Thread Name: Help: Shule Aroon: sell my rock, rod, reel
Subject: RE: Help: Shule Aroon: sell my rock, rod, reel
I've always thought of the reel/clockreel/niddy-noddy as being used for skeining the yarn off the spindle. The swift is generally for holding skeins of yarn after being washed and dyed, so that they can more easily be wound onto shuttles for weaving, or into balls for knitting. Most stationary reels are vertical, and most swifts are horizontal.