I don't know if anyone has mentioned it but yesterday I was thinking that winding hanks into usable skeins is excerise. I put the loops over my knees and sit on the carpet. I have to lift my legs up slightly as I wind them. And when you have to ball up 400 yards of sock yarn..that's quite a work out. So when you buy a hank at your lys.. wind it up yourself at home. And it's fun too...funny more like it, seeing me trying NOT to knot up my pretty pink sock yarn.