Hehe, this is so funny I have to show someone. I know I should be ashamed but oh well. Today I wound my first ball of yarn by hand. Usually when I buy yarn I just use the winder and swift at my LYS. They show us how and we can use it for free. I picked up some new needles somewhere else today and thought I would get started on my Sophie purse but forgot I needed to wind the yarn into a ball. Here's my attempt. Guess I'm asking for a ball winder for my birthday!