Friday, February 23, 2007

Yarn Flu

You know when you reach into the factory-made center-pull skein of yarn to find the elusive end and can't feel it so you pull out a bit of the middle and a whole wad of tangled yarn comes out? I have heard it referred to as yarn vomit. A most apt description for this.

I decided to wind this Regia 6-ply into two equal center-pull balls on my ball winder so that I could try making Queen Kahuna's 2 socks on 2 circs. Good grief. I have been trying to untangle this mess for an hour and haven't gotten very far. Note to yarn manufacturers: please wind the yarn into a normal skein. Your center-pull skeins don't work. Even if folks don't own a ball winder and swift, it is still easier to wrap a skein around a chair back and wind it by hand than to have yarn vomit all over the place.

Back to untangling....

4 comments:

Lovs2Knit said...

Oh I feel for you. I've had the same thing happen to me. Not to long ago I also killed a good hank of Cherry Tree Hill....it was painful. Lol, yarn vomit, my daughter calls it yarn guts. I normally rewind all yarn skeins even if they are center pulls so I can find knots and for ease of use.

Kathy said...

Hmmm..and I thought they all did that LOL. I like your blog. Just recently started one of my own but haven't done much with it. You give me motivation!

Thanks

Kathy

grammy326 said...

I could have sworn I had posted here yesterday but cannot find it so here I am again. Love the snow pics and the dogs. I am originally from NNY where we got lots of snow (esp this year) and now live in TN where flurries close down the schools. Will always miss the snow but probably will never move back. Also, an animal lover with a 13 yo golden and 4 year old chihuahua who is the apple of my dgd's eyes. Not into spinning yet though. Love STR yarn and actually just got a new order from them. Congrats on your versary.....grammy326@charter.net

Monika said...

I did the same thing several times now, but I start from the outside end. I put the yarn ball in a bag, because it dances around like crazy when I start winding the ball winder, but it gets done in no time. Never tried it from the inside out and now never will. ;o)