Ugh. I spent most of yesterday evening trying to wind a 400-yard skein of Cherry Tree Hill Supersock yarn into a ball. It turned into an absolute mess, but I finally managed to get it all untangled. My cats were freaked out, because I locked myself in the bedroom and didn't come out for a couple of hours. They're both very nosy and insist on knowing what I'm doing at all times, so they both sat outside the door mewing and whining the entire time I was in there. When I finally emerged, the male cat insisted on being held for half an hour. He's the neediest cat I've ever seen. Anyway, perhaps I should just bite the bullet and invest in a yarn swift. I don't really have room to store one, but I hate having to go through this ordeal every time I need to wind a ball of yarn. The only other alternative is to have another person hold the skein while I wind the ball, but since I live alone, I'd have to expressly ask someone to come over and help me. Do you think, if I promised to provide food and/or alcohol, I could get someone to be my human yarn swfit?