Yes, that is a favorite saying of mine. As a lawyer, my books and computer were my tools. Now it's swifts, ball winders, and needles! Just about for ever, I've wanted a Nancy Knit Nack swift and ball winder set. They are handmade in North Carolina (the furniture making capital) from hardwood and are incredibly durable. They wind much larger skeins than other swifts and the ball winder is faster with less hand movement. Once we figure out if we're using it correctly, we'll be zipping your skeins into balls in no time!!!