After a brief flirtation with using removable zip-ties to use as choke ties for the yarn skeins, I decided that they weren’t quite the thing, so I was going back to the somewhat tedious task of measuring out 10 or so 30 inch strands of pearl cotton, and cutting them into thirds to end up with a handful of 10 inch strings.

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But as I was winding some yarn, I suddenly realized that the electric skeiner  could also be used to make choke ties!
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By making a tiny circumference  skein of pearl cotton, then cutting it into 4ths, I get a pile of  choke ties in no time flat.
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That ought to do it for a while!