So... you probably don't know what this is, but believe me when I tell you it is super cool.
This is a swift, and this is one of many swift designs on which you place your yarn and from which you can ball your yarn either with a winder or by hand. Swifts are fairly expensive, but I knew Adam was up to the task and he surprised me with a swift as a Christmas gift. The pegs are adjustable so that different sizes of skeins of yarn can be placed on the swift in order to ball it.
Balling yarn without a swift is possible, but it can get very messy very quickly (just ask Adam who has watched me ball yarn from a skein just laying limp on the couch). I'm very excited to use this! And, what's even cooler is that it is collapsible, so I am able to take it apart and store it easy as well.
(Thanks, honey! This is a great gift!)