I have owned two yarn swifts in my knitting life so far.
The first was an Umbrella Swift/Skein Winder by Lacis which was made of plastic and thin wire and it eventually started to get bent out of shape.
I can still use it in a pinch, but it was really never meant to be a heavy duty worker - I think it was advertised as a travel tool for knitters on the road.
Most recently I purchased a wooden swift from Knit Picks.
Regrettably that swift did not last long either. The wood screw (which keeps the swift in place) had a nasty habit of letting go at totally inopportune times.
Thankfully Knit Picks allowed me to return it but now I am without a yarn swift.
In the meantime, I've noticed that a lot of knitters have gone to the Amish-Design Wooden Yarn Swift (even homemade versions of it). I can see a lot of "pro's" for this design (definitely easier to set up and take down) but I'm wondering if there are any con's?
I'm hoping you'll all share what type of yarn swift you have and why you chose it? I'm going to have to make a decision pretty swiftly since I have a lot of new yarn to wind.