Eugene, himself, was knitting a multi-coloured, 'leftovers' sweater with several, small balls of wool. I didn't recognize it as a sweater, though, because, with a closed bottom, it looked more like a bag. Puzzled over what the finished item might be, I questioned him. He assured me it was a sweater.
"But you have sewed together the bottom" I said.
"Yes, he replied. "It creates a bag to hold my yarn while I knit."
Now isn't that clever! No balls rolling around the floor. No balls getting lost under cushions or played with by curious animals. Clever indeed!
It has been that long, though, since I have knit a sweater in the round but at the moment I have one on my needles.
Some running stitches were all it took to create my sweater cum yarn carrier.
Clever. Thanks, Eugene.