It's not that long ago that I was singing the praises of the humble cardboard tube, and declaring that I would absolutely not be investing money in a ball winder. But look what we have here...
In my defence... I didn't actually buy this little gem. It was given to me by a very generous fellow crocheter Dawniedear. At first I was a little reluctant to use it - after all, I had a perfectly good winding system in place already. But once I started, I couldn't stop. I love it!
So my verdict is this... If I only had one or two balls to wind, then I would probably just use my cardboard tube. But if I was winding a whole garment worth of yarn, I would certainly employ the winder.
Or I could just leave the winder attached to the end of my buffet as it is in the photo... and use it ANY TIME I FANCY... if only I could get the children to leave it alone! I don't like my chances!
Thank you so much Dawn. I will cherish my 'new' toy.