I'm so excited about this new spinning contraption! I saved up and got it for myself for my birthday.
It's a WooLee Winder, which finally arrived last Saturday right after our Frog Pond Frolic. This wonderful tool guides the yarn coming onto the bobbin to be distributed evenly without moving the yarn up and down the hooks. I expected some improvement in spinning, but this is fab-u-lous! No more stopping every few minutes to adjust the bobbin take-up spot. You just spin, and spin, and spin....
The yarn on the bobbin was spin from Elizabeth Matthew's beautiful dyed fiber - this being superwash merino I got on Saturday.
Don't do what I did, though - tried to copy Svenja's technique of winding singles directly onto a ball winder - the object was to ply from the inside and outside back onto a bobbin. Well, the inside pull tangled badly, ruining the core of the ball. After spending about four hours trying to untangle the snarl, I wound up throwing about an ounce of it away. Live and learn!