Friday, July 11, 2008

I'M SO MAD!!!!!

Last night I threw out another ball of yarn. Yarn I paid $21 for. Yarn I had my eye on for over a month before buying. Yarn I've had since January just waiting for the right time to knit a pair of socks out of. It's this yarn:

Once again it is due to my horrible center pull ball winding skills. The first skein of yarn I had to wind was Cascade 220 for my first felted bag. No problems whatsoever. No problems winding, no problems knitting from the ball, no tangles, etc. The second ball was also Cascade 220. I tried to wind that one myself without help from hubby and I got it all tangled up and had to throw most of it away. Not until after spending over 2 hours trying to untangle it. I bought another skein and had my husband help me this time and it went fine.

That brings me to this yarn. My husband did help me wind it but I was in a bit of a hurry to get to my knitting group. I'm not sure if this is why things went awry or not. Anyway I did about an inch of the ribbing on my Jaywalker socks when the yarn would not pull out of the center anymore. Somehow it ended up in another tangled mess. Once again I spent a few hours trying to make sense of the mess to no avail. I just pitched the whole thing out.

I'm going to be sick! I'm not winding any more yarn into a ball by hand. I can't afford a ball winder so hopefully I can find someone who will wind yarn for me if I need it. I can't go through this again.

Not so happy knitting here in Wisconsin!

P.S. I have been so busy lately and haven't been visiting your knitting blogs very much. I do plan to get caught up at some point and will let you know I've visited! I know I really appreciate when people comment on my blog and I do like to comment on yours. Please be patient with me!


Vicki Knitorious said...

Pull that ball of yarn out of the trash, woman!!

I have a winder and a swift and will be happy to wind whatever you need. The local shops *should* either offer to do it for you, or allow you to do it yourself, also, if you purchased it there. Even if you don't have it done on the very day of purchase.

I mean it. Get that yarn out of the trash!!

(Bossy much?)

cheesehead with sticks said...

I second that! Dig it back out :)

There are plenty of us with winders that can help if needed - just let us know! (Two tossed skiens of that yarn pays for a winder, *wink wink*)

Chris said...

Oh Eileen I am so sorry--sorry you had the problem and sorry you tossed it. I go to a yarn shop in Chardon, Oh that winds for free when I buy it. If I wind I use 2 kitchen chairs and it's not a center pull cake--I work from the outside. Ah well. again so sorry