Monday, April 13, 2009

Knot so nice

Remember a while back I described a comfy way to wind a ball of yarn from a skein without using a swift or ball winder or the back of a chair or the arms of an accommodating friend?

Well, I don't recommend this technique while reading an unexpectedly thrilling book. After five pages my Playful yarn looked played with, all right... by a herd of cats. Took me five hours of detangling to get it into a nicely wound ball, all of them spent breathing gratitude for superwash wool. It's washable because the barbs are gone, and the lack of barbs makes it soooo much easier to detangle than, for example, alpaca. I still shudder to think of the night I figured that out.

Swifts and ball winders sure are starting to look pretty sweet, space issues or no.

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