Winding the second skein was an experience I could have done without, though. I was trundling along quite happily until the skein decided to go rogue and leapt off my swift (I have an Amish-style one that sits on the floor) and I ended up with a tangle that took four HOURS to undo!
My winder is an old faithful though. It's a little plastic one that my mother used to use for winding wool off cones for machine knitting. I have many childhood memories of it being attached to the edge of a coffee table or the kitchen table and her winding little cakes of wool on it. I think everyone has sounds that take them back and the whirring of that little ball winder going round and round is definitely one of mine. I have a bigger one for winding really large skeins (there's no way this one would cope with the mile of yarn that is a WM lace skein) but if I can use this one, I do.
Now onwards and downwards towards the ends of the sleeves!