Meet my new toy:
It's a ball winder! Ever since I saw my teacher use one I haven't started a new knitting project because I didn't want to make a ball without one. She had one today that she was selling at a good price and I snatched it up. I'm addicted. It rolls yarn into a nice ball with a flat bottom (so it won't roll) and it pulls from the inside. No more chasing yarn around the floor like I've been doing. I was reading about ball winders online and in a comments section a woman said, "Do I need to join Ball Winders Anonymous?" Haha! I can relate to this now - I got home from school and spun all the yarn I am using into balls with my ball winder. When I ran out I tired to find more! Look how pretty it makes them:
Anyone that doesn't have a ball winder and is a knitter, weaver, crocheter and/or a spinner - I highly recommend getting one. They are really fantastic! My teacher tells me they can also be used for plying but I won't know how to do this for a few more weeks!