This came in the mail yesterday! A nostepinne is for winding center pull balls without the winder. It was about half the price of a winder and supposedly is easier on the yarn. I wanted something portable since I'm going to San Francisco in a week and probably will buy something to start there. Plus I like the idea of something kind of old fashioned and I actually have no table that I could mount a regular ball winder on anyway. I ordered it from finnsheep on etsy. I ordered it last Thursday night and received it on Tuesday, so the whole transaction was pretty fast. They have lots of pretty wood too.