I have always knitted straight from the skeins and hanks, mainly because I’m lazy.
So now I’m knitting a lace scarf with extra fine yarn, right out of the hank. After knitting like that for a while, I thought I ought to just roll it into a ball for easy transportation and “storage”.
After 5 hours (which included about 3:30 hrs worth of trying to untangle the last few meters of yarn.. I WISH I WAS KIDDING), I have to say I am a convert! It is so nice to pull yarn from a neat ball and not have to move it around the hank.
Blocking large projects.—