I tried putting the ribbon spool on a spindle-type apparatus and my cats went CRAZY and I ended up with a mess! It was funny though. I'm going to try to knit extra loose and see if that helps, otherwise I'll just deal with the twists and let it go. *accepting reality*
Anne, I used lion brand jiffy thick and quick to knit up some fast easy chunky scarves for Christmas presents on size 17 needles; they went super fast, and were a great mindless distraction from other bigger UFOs i have going...