My former tank has taken the next steps toward becoming a useful member of society again. While watching the Olympics, I spent two hours (!!!) untangling the ramen noodles and turning them into matzo balls.
Then it was time to move on to the swift. Interesting fact: in the 18th and 19th centuries, yarn swifts were often made of whale ivory. Mine is simple but renewable bamboo.
Not only is wrapping yarn around a swift a vast improvement over making a beloved family member sit with their hands held stiffly in front of them for hours, but it's also a wonderful way to help the kids pass a snowy day.
My yarn is now dry, and ready to be rewound into center-pull balls. Its rehabilitation is almost complete. Our marathon event is almost over.