One of the things I whiled away time with during those weeks fighting infection was winding yarn and thread with my new winder. Winding them into round balls by hand took and average of 1-2 hours per skein--if there were no snags or snarls. With the winder they take 5-15 minutes. I wound 18 the first weekend I had it.
I'm planning to do some more winding this weekend during the Read-a-Thon while listening to audio books.
I'm really getting wound for the Thon!!