A couple of weeks ago I blogged about my top 3 ways to wind a centre-pull ball by hand. If you missed the post, you can read it here.
Cami left a great comment about how she uses a turkey baster to wind her yarn. She even linked me to the tutorial she made to do this. Thank you Cami!
She describes her simple method: I take a clean baster and remove the rubber part off the top. Feed the yarn down the baster from the larger end to the small end, leaving a generous amount coming out the end. Then start winding the yarn around the center. It works great because you can easily turn it as you go to get the yarn in a nice ball. When your done, simply slip the ball down the baster (toward the smaller end). Voila! A perfect center pull ball of yarn.
On Sunday, I sat down with a cup of tea on the sofa with my newly purchased turkey baster (only $2.50!) and a luscious skein of EcoOrganic cotton.
You can see that the turkey baster has a similar shape to a nostepinde.
I started winding the yarn, following Cami’s instructions. It was really quick and easy. As the baster is longer than the toilet paper roll I used previously, I found it much easier to hold and wind.
Before long, I ended up with this tightly wound ball of yarn.
I have been crocheting with it and the centre-pull ball keeps it shape very well.
That’s the last bit of yarn left to finish the blanket by the way. So guess what I’ll be doing today?