In the seventh season of Gilmore Girls, Stars Hollow hosts a Knit-athon to raise money to restore the town bridge. One scene shows the characters winding a ball of yarn off of a swift.
Ah, Lance thinks to himself, I will get that for Jenn's birthday next week.
And now my knitting friends, I have a swift and a ball winder. And they are awesome.
There I am, winding my first ball of yarn! I suspect that all my local knitting/crocheting buddies will be using it as well. And I'll encourage it because it would be nasty of me not too share my bounty with them. Happy birthday to me!!