Last night while I was putting a skein of yarn on my umbrella swift, the clamp at the bottom of the umbrella part came loose & dropped to the bottom.

I had a moment's frisson of shock, thinking of how catastrophic (in yarn terms) it would have been if that had happened while I was winding a 1200 yd skein of lace weight yarn.

I put a separate clamp under the main clamp to wind my yarn.

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