Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Ball Winding.....gone wild!
Being a long-time-knitter, I've wound hundreds of balls of yarn over the years, but yesterday was a first!
I've been working with wonderful Malabrigo fingering weight yarn (which I love), and the time came to grab a new hank of yarn, wind it, and join it to my ongoing project....no big deal, right?
After winding about one third into a ball, I came to the end of the yarn...what? Ok, I can deal with that. I added the new end to the ball, and continued to wind.....about 6 yards, and another end.....hmmm. Alrighty, then. I added this new end to the ball and what do you think happened? You're right. For the remainder of that darn hank of yarn, every 6-10 yards, another end of yarn slipped through my fingers. What's up with that?
In another life, I'd have chucked the whole hank, and chalked it up to some weird yarn-fluke-thing, but I'm almost finished with that lovely pullover, and this was my last hank of yarn.
The picture immediately above is an example of what I was dealing with. You know what this means, don't you? It means, I'm going to have about 15 joins in this sweater, instead of 3. Crap!
I have used Malabrigo yarn for quite a while, and it's always been a joy to handle. Has this ever happened to you?
I know what you're thinking. Maybe I cut the yarn accidentally. No, I only snipped once, and the yarn hank was tied with a different color of other yarn.
Not wanting to end on such a sour note, I did win a $25 coupon from Eat, Sleep, Knit!