Saturday, December 8, 2007

Center Pull Ball

After winding and rewinding a center-pull ball which got tangled in the center and wouldn't pull out, I found a neat idea in Knitting Tips and Trade Secrets.
You place the end of the yarn in to a prescription bottle and then put the cap on. Wind the yarn around the bottle just as you would if you were winding it without the bottle there. When all the yarn is wound up, tuck the yarn end into the ball to secure it and then remove the lid. Slide the ball of yarn off by pulling it down off the bottom of the bottle. A couple of times, not thinking, I tired to pull it off from the top. There are little teeth that hold the cap on which which will snag the yarn.
I highly recommend this book. It is has many ideas which will help your knitting go smoother.

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