Some of the projects I do never end up being finished. Like a project where I knitted fronts to pillows. I was planning to have mine and A's intitials on the pillows and I did make those fronts. But once I had done them I realized I didn't like them, they were just not me. But yarn should not go to waste. I'm not a person to unravel knitwear bought from the store but if I've bought yarn I cannot just throw that away.
So these I did unravel and ended up with a pile looking like instant noodle. You should not use this noodle for knitting new things. The knit wont look good, believe me I've tried. The yarn should be coiled and then washed to get back the softness and original shape of the yarn.
I realized an additional function in my office stool. It is an axcellent tool for coiling yarn. I flip the chair around and spin the legs while I keep the yarn running through my other hand. It's unbelievably handy. I tie the coil from three places so it holds its shape while washing.
The coils then need to be washed by hand and hung to dry. I place a light weight through the coil so also the bottom part of the coil dries straight and does not stay in noodle shape. This time I used a short aluminium handle from a mop. It was just perfect weight.
When the coils dried I had beautiful fluffy yarn again to use for another project.