How to Wind Center-Pull Balls of Yarncomments (3) September 29th, 2008
Laughing Purple Goldfish Designs offers up this handy tutorial on winding yarn that will produce a center-pull yarn ball, no winder necessary. Center-pull balls are perfect for keeping your yarn from roving around the house (I'm pretty sure my apartment seems like it's booby-trapped with all of the yarn tangles travelling across the room!) and plus, you get that adorable cake-like criss-crossed look that expensive ball winders produce. And she does it all using just a paper towel tube!
I must say, in all truthfulness, that I finally took the plunge and bought a ball winder and swift this year and it has been worth. every. penny. But if you only ever wind a ball or two at a time, this is a fun and thrifty solution.