All I can say is, thank goodness for my yarn spindle from Knit Picks. Okay, so the spindle itself isn't really showing up in that photo, but that's because I have it loaded with three skeins of yarn.
I'd ordered the spindle a while back when it was on sale and I needed to spend just a little more to get free shipping from Knit Picks. (I despise having to pay for shipping.) I received it, thought 'cool,' set it on the shelf and sort of forgot about it. Forgot about it until I started knitting all these *^*&^&^$^% miniature Christmas stockings, that is.
Ordinarily it doesn't bother me too much when I pull from the center of a new skein of yarn and a big glob of yarn comes out. Ordinarily, I knit big things that will easily use up the big glob of yarn rather quickly. But that's not the case when knitting miniature Christmas stockings.
And when I realized I could put multiple skeins of yarn on the spindle at once without fear of tangling.... Miniature stocking knitting became much, much enjoyable.
Now, if Knit Picks would only make a tool that picks up all the beads I've dropped on the floor....