I always hand wind my yarn into balls. Why, you may ask? Because I inevitably find knots. I do not want to be surprised by a knot in the middle of a garment. I don't want to have to add a new ball of yarn in the middle of a row. I find it much better to sew in the ends if they are on the edge. And if you are lucky it is a regular knot and not a knot to tie a small ball to the larger ball and hidden from you.
A regular knot can be untied and you can continue to work your ball. A knot tying two balls together sucks. This particular baby cashmarino had that kind of knot.
Do you see the knot? It was in the middle of the ball. So I ended up with a tiny ball of yarn and a medium ball of yarn.
The second skein of this yarn was great. No knots.
I decided to knit a hat with this yarn. It's a basic slouchy beanie. No pattern. Just winged it.
I love the top of this hat!
I also cast on another pair of socks. These are self stripping socks.
I'm still working on the Gemini T-Shirt and the Sampler Square blanket.