I broke out one of the skeins of wool lace weight yarn I bought on my birthday to wind it into a ball so I could start a scarf and hat set with it. But apparently there is a trick to turning those fancy yarn twists into balls and I don't know it. Its the second tie I've bought yarn or thread that comes hanks instead of balls or skeins. The first time was the hand painted silk thread I made Mom's and my MIL's shawls out of. And that time I accepted their offer to wind it for me before I left the shop.
This time there was no offer and I didn't think about it.
So today, in less than half an hour I had 400 yards of snarls.
I had at least kept track of both ends and now have two golf ball sized balls wound from each end. Took a couple hours to get that much. It is going to be a long haul.
It's a good thing I enjoy desnarling thread and yarn. I find it a quite calming activity. As well as challenging like a good puzzle