Since I started buying skeins that needed to be balled up, I have always hand wound center pull ones since I lack a ball winder and swift. I found a tutorial video on KSOS awhile back and continued to use that technique. Until now.
Last Saturday, at the knitting meet up, one of the other knitters had these beautifully rolled up balls of yarn that she was using for her scarf. There were green, brown and a lovely shade of orange, all thrown together in her bag. They were all different sizes and, I don't know, there was just something artistic about it that I loved.
She mentioned how she hated center pull balls because they always seem to get knotted. She is so right! I always have that problem, so I decided to make a regular 'ol ball out of my Berroco to use for my Shedir.
You know what?
I absolutely love it so much better. I keep it in my bag and I can pull out what I need very easily, no tangles, no having to yank really hard to get it to come out. On top of all that, it looks pretty. Even my lopsided ball.