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tied in knots
Anyone who complains about getting knots out of worsted weight yarn can officially bite my ass. I just spent an hour pulling the tangles out of black eyelash -- an hour I *could* have spent knitting. Did I yank on the yarn, commanding it to bend to my will? No. Did I get frustrated and whip out the scissors? No. (I perhaps should have threatened it, but I didn't.) No, I carefully and patiently worried the yarn apart with my fingers. For an hour. And now it's 5 am, I lost an hour's knitting time, and I actually have to do some work. Foo.

I just want to get the furry part done on this thing (I'd link, but who knows who's reading this) so I can swear off eyelash for another year.

i feel: aggravated aggravated

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emmacrew From: emmacrew Date: September 2nd, 2003 02:54 am (UTC) (base camp)
I had a skein of La Boheme that for some reason didn't work with the swift. So I did the old-fashioned "put something in the middle and pull off lengths to wind into a ball" method instead. Despite being wrapped around a metal framed chair, the two strands somehow got off from each other about halfway through the hank and the rest devolved into a huge mess. I spent something like three days patiently untangling the two different strands and winding them into individual balls. I did my best to not cut the rayon, but I did cut the mohair now and then (figuring the ends would be easier to disguise; they were). It was horrific. But that stuff is expensive, and it was so beautiful. It did make a very nice shawl which knit up incredibly quickly once I had the yarn all wound up. I think the winding took longer than the actual knitting.

So you have my sympathy!
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