I have been in need of a ball winder for awhile now, but I kept buying yarn instead!
However, Joann.com is having a sale on their ballwinders and swifts. So I have finally bit the bullet and bought one. Only $30 plus free shipping! I got this one:
I don't know anything about different styles of winders, but the reviews for this one were good. I didn't get a swift. I'm a rebel. Or maybe just stupid. Time will tell.
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