“I will wind them over my hand the way Aunt Maria does, so that the balls feel quite ‘spongey’. I wish that all yarns came from the factories wound in balls, though!”
“You are not the first person to wish that,” said the Yarn Baby. “Hanks and skeins are much harder for a child to manage than balls.”
This never gets old. Child or adult, take care that the yarn balls you’re handwinding are ‘spongey’ enough not to damage the fiber 🙂
Do you ever handwind your yarn into balls?
Jane Eayre Fryer. The Mary Frances Knitting and Crocheting Book. 1918. p.39.