It finally happened:
I know this isn't exactly new technology, but I have avoided getting a swift and winder for ages. Didn't think I needed one, and besides, Chris at the yarn store would wind things for me for a small fee. There's stuff I've not bought solely because it wasn't wound, and I was secretly thinking that winding could be fun. So I went up to the yarn store looking to get the three skeins of Silky Wool wound for Faina'a Scarf, and I came back with a winder. Fifteen minutes after I get home, I have this:
That thing can spin quite fast if you crank the winder! The white is the undyed fresh-off-the-sheep yarn from the farmer's market, the two red orange balls are worsted wool/hemp/mohair from DZined, the pink is the Silky Wool, and the blue was a Christmas present from Rox still looking for a good pattern.