How do you wind you balls of yarn? I just learned of center pull yarn balls while I was knitting the Hadley sweater and, finally, on the last two skeins I experienced the joy of center pull. To help me wind center pull yarn balls, my 15 y.o. son, who turns wooden pens on a lathe to help pay for his college tuition, crafted me my own “nostrpinne” squared on the end to hold and glossy cylindrical shape on the yarn winding end in beautiful red wood. I thought it was very thoughtful and is a nice portable size to keep w my knitting supplies. It does accommodate a full skein of BT Shelter.
I was secretly admiring Nancy’s wooden yarn ball winders and was considering the plans available for wood craftsmen to build one. Those that have a ball winder, are there additional benefits of the consistency obtained with the regular ball winder aside from speed and ease. Right now I don’t mind hand winding as I can do it while watching a movie w the family. It is kind of a game to see how neat I can wind it and appreciate my son’s thoughtfulness.