Look what I just bought:
A BALL WINDER!!!
Okay, I'm usually against Joann Fabrics on principle, mostly because they stock crap yarn and never have the needles I need. But anyone who can get me a ball winder for $17 is okay in my book. The ball winder is on sale, but I used a discount code here that takes 50% off the original price of your most expensive item. I also ordered the zipper and thread I need to finish my poor, neglected Mariah, and I don't have to journey all the way up to Lakewood on the bus!
Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to camp out by my mailbox. Cheers!