If we have to hand-wind a skein of yarn, we'll do it, but life is so much easier (and the yarn less likely to roll away) with a ball winder. Plus, they're just so much fun to use! Attach it to a table or other flat surface, set up your skein on a yarn swift if you have one, and you're a one-person yarn-winding whiz!
Lacis-Yarn Ball Winder II. Hand-operated yarn winder for making pull thread balls up to 4 ounces without requiring any cones or tubes. Yarn feeder provides an even flow and prevents tangling. This 7x4x5-1/2 inch package contains one yarn ball winder. Imported.