Yeah, I have little patience, so if I can't find it easily, I'll just reach in and pull out a good portion of the inside! I'll just pull out a bunch, whatever comes out easily, and innevitably I'll see that there's only one strand connecting this portion to the rest of the ball: so I know the end is in there somewhere!
If I can't spot it easily, I'll just start unwinding it from the part that's connected to the ball, until I reach the end. Then I'll wind it back up starting from the end I've found, just wrapping it around and around my hand, and holding the end with my thumb so it doesn't get burried and lost. Then I just stuff that wrapped up yarn back inside the original skein, and I'm all set to use it as a center pull ball. It sounds like a pain, but it doesn't take that long, and it eliminates the frustration of searching and searching forever for that end!
KnittingHelp Queen Bee
"There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open."
— Martha Graham