One would think that with two (or more) skein-winders, it would make sense to use multiple swifts and reskein multiple hanks at a time and speed up the process.
Unfortunately, the process of soaking then dyeing then washing sometimes means the hanks get out of alignment. A strand might snag or something in the process. So when rewinding, if there’s a problem it has to be dealt with manually. And very, very carefully.
I had both swifts working this morning. One of the hanks had a tangle and halted the process. While manually working this one back into place, the OTHER one got slack and became rather badly wound. So I ended up manually fiddling with BOTH of them on to the skein-winder. And then they were both wound unevenly with inconsistent tension. And thus both had to be remounted to their swifts and reskeined again.
I simply refuse to send out a hank that is not presentable and ready to go the minute a customer opens it to their own swift. After a couple episodes like this one: