I got it yesterday! We didn’t expect it to be here before Xmas but it’s here! It’s the yarn winder to end all yarn winders. (Pardon the cliché.)
It’s the hand-cranked yarn winder from Nancy’s Knitnacks. When I was in Toronto a couple of weeks ago, one of the shops, Lettuce Knit, had a wooden yarn winder with a nice large crank that made winding yarn look a LOT easier. I begged them to tell me where to buy it and they told me. I ordered one as soon as I got home and told my hubby “Thanks for my Christmas present!” (Believe it or not, it kind of worked!) The website said there were no guarantees for delivery before the 25th so I figured I’d be waiting until January. But it came in yesterday, December 23rd, and I’ve winding yarn like it’s my new hobby instead of knitting. Whew.
Here is what it looks like: http://www.ballwinders.nancysknitknacks.com/ (And no, I’m not getting anything from Nancy’s Knit Knacks for posting this.)