I've been totally blissed out over my new yarn winder ever since I received it from my husband for Christmas. It's sturdy and quiet and amazing. I got the Stanwood Needlecraft large winder with a metal base as well as the corresponding swift. They are both well worth it and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to a fellow yarnie looking for a winder. WIND ALL THE THINGS!
Our cat got a bit too close to it while I was winding and it smacked her in the face, so now she's in a fight with it. She gives it dirty looks whenever I pull it out. No matter, it just means I get my sweet yarn cakes all to myself. Muahaha!