An update on Neil's wonderful skein winder/washer. Version 2 worked ok and he is now on version 3.
Its great to be able to wind the yarn on straight from my spindle (version 2 fitted into the electric drill, was a better shape but the drill winding idea didnt work great), wash the yarn on the holder and then dry it (tucked on the radiator works well).
It makes life so much easier not to spend an hour unpicking huge knots in the skein, cant wait for version 3.
7 hours ago