There are three main functions a good yarn monkey holds:
1.Helping convert a skein of yarn into a yarn ball while untangling the knots.
2. Unrolling the yarn as progress on the knitted project is made (also retrieving the ball of yarn should it roll under a table/couch or get trapped somewhere).
3. Providing companionship during the knitting process. This includes conversing, maintaining pleasant facial expression and providing compliments regarding the knitted item.