I've been looking to buy a yarn swift lately and have been really discouraged by how much they cost. Even eBay listings were out of my budget range. I started looking online to make one and hit paydirt at the Crafty Diversions blog (link below). The instructions and pics were so helpful and easy to understand that I was able to finish the project in one afternoon. I'll need a little more practice lining up the adjustable peg holes for the next one. It's not fancy but it sure does the job. Once it was done, I wound two hanks of yarn in a matter of minutes. What a relief to not pay retail!