Happy New Year everyone! I just wanted to share my new yarn related Xmas present with everyone. For christmas I aquired over 20 lovely hanks of yarn, but with no winder it'd be 20 hours of winding before any knitting could begin. So my boyfriend came up with this ingenius solution:
Yes, that's all lego. Powered by two motors and the RCX it winds the most wonderful balls I could ever hope for. And here's the resulting ball of Debbie Bliss Maya (soho) wound from it.
Yes, I am the luckiest knitter around. Now if only he could make a lego spinning wheel... Now for more pictures and description of how it's built go here http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=21252.msg201750#msg201750