When it came to rolling balls I have been using the method I learned in 4th grade. Wrap, turn, wrap, turn, wrap, turn and so on and so on and so on until all the yarn was just one big round ball. The kind of ball that when you begin to knit from it rolls all around the room and typically, if you live in my universe, it rolls completely under the bed or the couch or the chair, whatever just to cause you to have to get down on all fours to dig the little sucker out. Again, if you live in my universe, that sweet little ball of yarn doesn't come out willingly. It runs and runs and rolls and rolls and when you do finally track it down it brings some somewhat fibery friends with it. Yep.......those every loving dust bunnies. Not any more!!!! My new theme song is, "Goodbye Dust Bunny Goodbye, Goodbye Dust Bunny Don't Cry." I KNOW they are still there, but by golly, if you can't see 'em they ain't there!!!!! You say you don't have any of those little fellers? Remember friend, we are in my universe.
I can hear you saying, "Well, if you would put that ball in a big bowl it will just roll around the bowl nice and happy like." I don't know how many times I have to tell you. I don't think like that. Oh, sometimes I do. But usually I just don't have the time or patience to think ahead. My husband puts it this way. He is the type personality that if he were drawing a firearm to shoot at a target he would say, "Ready, aim, aim, aim, aim, aim." Whereas, I would say, "Ready, fire, aim." That pretty much sums it up.
Back to the subject. I also purchased a ball winder. Man, both of these babies are fun. I might just spend the whole day winding balls!!!! Ya got any you need wound? Send 'em on over.
Aren't these beautiful? This is some Romney I had gotten from Joanne months ago, I just recently purchased some more of this awesome fiber from her. I spun this up way back some time and it has just been hanging on my yarn door until this morning. I am getting ready to cast on to make my oldest, Aaron, this awesome satchel.
Now I gotta get one of those little thingys that counts your yarn yardage as you wind or something or other.
Who can tell me what song I altered for my post title? If you can tell me I will send you your very own dust bunny family!!!!!!!