I’m a mixture of sad and angry right now for sitting in my garbage in a tangled cut up mess is the Bare superwash/nylon/donegal fingering weight yarn I bought from knitpicks to make some socks. Its cut up because it got so tangled the only way I could try to figure it out was by cutting it and putting it back together… but that didn’t work.
It all started last week when I tried to unravel the hank to wind it into a center pull ball. Big freaking mistake. I cut the ties that had it holding together and laid it out in what I thought was a good enough manner for me to unwind it and then put it into a ball. Well, it took me about two hours to untangle the blasted mess I made - not exaggerating here… I started on it before putting in The Island to watch and ended about half hour or so after it was done. So when I finally got it done, I noticed that the yarn looked like it was wound too tightly as it was thinner than when it was in hank form. And I couldn’t get the flipping centre to pull out - it was too tight!!! So tonight, I decided to unravel it slowly so that I can wrap it around a chair top to let it relax back to its original fluffier form. BIG FREAKING mistake. Before I knew it (and I assure you i was going slowly!) it was a tangled mess. I looked at it and it tangled. I tried and tried to get it sorted out and had to resort to the scissors which didn’t help… so I stuffed it in the garbage. I’m sad that I had to dump it and I was such a moron I couldn’t figure out how to unravel yarn and angry that I didn’t research how to do it first before attempting it. By the way, I had unravelled some gloss sock yarn and got the same mess at work and it took me my lunch hour and about another two hours on and off to get it sorted out - and yes, there are knots in that too.
Obviously I am doing something wrong. I have a good few more hanks that would need to be unravelled and put into ball form (no I don’t have a ball winder and at this rate I’ll just make a knotty mess sooner with it cause I don’t know what I’m doing!) and I don’t want to spend hours doing that or putting it in the garbage. (Don’t tell me there’s a video on how to unravel hanks! ) Knitting straight from the hank would just end up in the same way.
Someone, anyone, please! Save my yarn from me!