Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana: Book 10: Chapter 9: Verses 11-23
Holding by the hand her Son- who had committed an offence (by His mother) and was (accordingly) weeping aloud and rubbing with His own hands His eyes, with their collyrium spreading (on all sides), (nay), who was looking up with eyes agitated from fear-she threatened to strike him (merely) with a view to frightening Him. Perceiving her son to be frightened and (therefore) casting off her rod, YaSoda, who was (exceedingly) fond of her child and was ignorant of His glory, sought to bind Him with a string, so the tradition goes. In relation to the Lord there is neither inside nor outside, neither before nor behind; (at the same time) He exists before as well as after, inside as well as outside, the universe; nay, He is the universe itself. Regarding that unmanifest Lord-who is above sense-perception, though (now) disguised in a human semblance-as her own son, the cowherd lady proceeded to tie Him to a wooden mortar with a string even as one would bind a human child. While her infant Son, who had committed an offence (in her eyes), was being bound, the string fell short by about an inch; and the cowherdess (Yasoda) joined another string to it. When that (composite string) too fell short, she joined (yet) another to it. (In this way) every (new) string she took up (for being joined to those already united), also fell short (when united) by nearly an inch.
Thus ends the ninth discourse entitled "Grace (showered) on the cowherd lady (Yasoda), in the first half of Book Ten of the great and glorious Bhagavata-Purana, otherwise known as the Paramahamsa-Samhita..