I was doing some wool winding yesterday and as I was doing the winding it brought back memories of standing, as a child, with my arms out so my mum could wind her balls of wool. I have no memory of what she knitted but the arms out is indeed a strong memory.
You could have a “yarn swift” – that is what you use instead of two good arms or chair backs.
I don’t have many hanks in my stash, in fact the only hanks I have have been given to me by my daughters. The one I was winding yesterday was one that was left over from a jumper my daughter had knitted.
I have started a pair of socks with the left over wool.