I have been very remiss — I should have posted this last week, but Christmas, a birthday, and unbelievable heat intervened...
Taphophile bought me a SINGER WOOL WINDER off eBay!! Best. Present. Ever. It's in the original box (held together with blue electrical tape) and everything... it is SO COOL. For the record, she gave it to me on 24th December.
Isn't it funny - a few months ago I didn't even know what a wool winder was, and now I HAVE one, NEED it, and LOVE it.
Also, Dear Dotter gave me some needles and wool for Christmas - 2 sets of DPNs (both sets of 5 needles), a bamboo circular (short 4.5mm), and 3 balls of black Heirloom 'Merino Magic' wool.
I will post photos soon!