I'm pretty new to the world of spinning and fibers and all of the lingo that goes along with it. I kept reading and hearing about "niddy noddy" and I ordered and received mine in the mail just a couple of days ago. I watched the Kromski "Tim Talks" video on You Tube so I would wind my freshly spun yarn correctly onto my Niddy Noddy. I think the skein looks really nice. Tim taught me that the niddy noddy is a measuring tool - which I didn't know. Mine is a two foot niddy noddy so that means if you wind 50 times you have 100 feet of yarn. So, the niddy noddy not only makes your yarn beautiful and organized but it also helps you measure skeins that are equal for selling at the fiber festivals.