Begin by untangling your yarn! Now, you may procede. The yarn in your left hand is going to be the yarn you begin your project with. (This is good to know if you're using varigated yarn and have a preference over which end of the skein you want to begin with.) I like to leave a little bit of a tail sticking out when I make my balls so I can easily find the yarn when I'm ready to begin. You'll find out later why having the tail is a good thing. Next, wind the yarn around your two fingers in a figure 8 pattern.