FYI: A lot of us long for the large wooden swift that makes HANKS of yarn into CAKES of yarn 'in a minute' instead of an hour or more!
Joann's (.com) has the lrg wooden swift on sale from $82 to $49...just in case you've been waiting for a good sale to come along!
LARGE WOODEN SWIFT.
Another gadget that expedites the transformation of HANKS into CAKES is the BALL WINDER by KnitPicks. The SWIFT holds the yank for you, the ball winder creates the CAKE for you. They work together.
It takes 20 minutes to convert 10 yanks into 10 cakes.
From a HANK
To a CAKE
A 'cake' can be knit from the 'center pull' end!