So yes, the winding was great fun, and the yarn cakes are cute, but what about actually using them?? Well, what can I say?!?! It's amazing!! I've only made one block so far with one, but I'm already in love! No tugging at the ball or chasing it around the room! It's stayed in the exact same spot and released the yarn like a dream! I highly recommend buying one! Mine was the cheapest one I found on amazon, a Vktech wool winder for £12. Go for it!