So, I haven’t worked with a lot of yarns yet, and so far, some come nicely balled, I wiggle inside, find the end, and I’m off. Others, wrapped more like a hank, (hollow center) I’ve managed to work if they’re small (NY Yarns Wild Thing came this way) by simply putting something (spare needles ) in the hole to keep it open, and letting it unwind around that. Others, I bought at the thrift store (3-4 balls in similar colors for a buck, but no idea what they are, or what weight - so far most feel like wool and work like worsted weight - great way to learn, and my kids get to finger crochet and finger knit with 'em too). Those I just go out side and let 'em unroll, but I have had a few HUGE knots and tangles doing that.
BUT, now I have a sken of Knit Picks Essential in my hand, and I haven’t found an end in the middle yet. Before I tie it up in knots, I wanted to ask, do I keep digging in there? Cry because I have no ball winder? Just go outside and in and hope for no tangles or knots?