This is how my latest knitting project started.
Admittedly, I was a bit distracted watching the last episodes of The Walking Dead.
I did eventually end up with this nice ball of yarn. It’s Sakkie by Plymouth Yarn, 40% kid mohair, 40% superwash merino, 20% nylon.
I truly am trying to knit my way through my yarn stash.
48 thoughts on “Tangled String”
I am so glad that I am not the only one fighting tangled messes. I don’t know how they happen but I always end up with a pile pile of mess. That is such pretty yarn tough. What are you making with it?
It is frustrating and I actually had to cut the yarn in a couple of places because it had gotten so knotted up. My fault though for not paying attention! I’m knitting a lacy collar for my Mom. She lives in an even warmer part of Texas and wanted something light she could put over her shoulders.
Sorry you had to cut it but I bet it will be awesome when you are done. Can’t wait to see the completed project =)
I should try this. I really should.
It actually is a lot of fun, despite the occasional tangle.
I need to use more of my stash before buying more 😉
Pretty yarn! Any ideas about what you will do with it? I’m afraid my stash grew uncontrollably this winter! I’m looking for ideas! 🙂
When I bought the yarn, they gave me a free pattern for a scarf/collar you would wear over a solid color top. My Mom liked the sample and asked me to make it for her. I’ll post pictures once it’s done.
Oh I hate that when it happens! Glad you got it untangled and it looks like a lovely color 🙂
I love the colors. Think Mom will like it too.
I spend my TV time ripping out stitches that didn’t turn out right in quilts! It balances out my guilt at watching mindless television! 🙂
I thought ball winding would be okay but I became really absorbed in those zombies.
I didn’t get to see the finale. I do a lot of knitting durning my tv time too.
We recorded the whole season. Didn’t want to miss any!
I have a good friend who is a total Yarn Whisperer. She can coax order out of the most tangled messes of yarn that I have ever seen. She says she finds it soothing. (!) I, on the other hand, view detangling yarn as a workbook exercise in deep breathing, saint-like patience, and creative word usage, and always think that applause is in order if I get to the end without having to cut it. We should at least get a lollipop or a sticker, lol. Love the yarn. Must admit that zombies totally gross me out, though.
Your friend may be eligible for sainthood. I looked more and more like Angry Pear trying to unravel the mess!
I admit to owning a disorderly stash of yarn myself. I’ve banned myself from new purchases until I make a small dent in the stash!
I too had those intentions, and I have been trying to actually use my yarn stash, but the lure of yarn stores is too great.
AGREED! Every time I try to make a dent in my stash I find myself in a yarn shop. I think I need a support group.
Haha. I HATE rolling new yarn into a ball. Sometimes I think of how much time it takes and how I could’ve knit an entire baby hat in that time!
You know, I usually don’t mind it. I did mind it this time though!
(Laughing) – it looks like that film got a bit tense at times!!! I’m also using up my stache – I am, really!!!
Yes, it did. I will not be deterred from knitting up my stash. I even had to go buy the right size needle and did NOT buy more yarn. (I did peek through the sales bins through).
Oh! those sale bins!! They are my undoing too.
Any time I’m in this predicament, I hand over to the expert. My husband. He is a fisherman. He can deal with most tangles in about 20 minutes : )
My young neice was here at the weekend and she managed to get her hands on some of my balls of wool which are now a complete tangled mess!
Lovely colors, even in the tangled mess that it was. 😀
The colors are lovely. Can’t wait to see how they look on the lace collar.
I too have had projects start out as one tangled mess. By the way, your yarn is beautiful.
Thanks. I love the colors. Started knitting already and so far no kinks in the yarn.
Untangling fishing line when I was little (because my line ALWAYS got tangled) was perfect training for untangling yarn. I can be quite driven, and it has to be really, really bad before I’ll cut the yarn. And yes, there is something sort of zen about it…
I am very impressed that you could go to the yarn store to buy a needle and not buy any yarn. Not sure I’ve ever been able to do that!
I got my fix by fondling several hanks of yarn.
Oh, what a tangled mess we make when first we plan to knit! Congratulations on salvaging the yarn. I’ve throw out yarn because it was too tangled. But I’d work hard too if it were as nice as this yarn. Can’t wait to see what it becomes.
I’m 9 rows into my project. The yarn is lovely and was definitely worth the trouble it caused.
I am impressed with your tenacity, usually I end up cursing and just buying more yarn 🙂
Well I may have done some of the former …
I feel like all of my wool ends up like your first photo 😛
Oh no! I know what you mean though. I persevered and am now knitting something with that yarn.
Me too, but caving in to new yarn now and then. I’ll gleen dome motivation for your posts!
Trying to finish the project with this yarn!
hahaha I had a total mess when I was knitting in an airport once. I thought I would never get it untangled. it wasn’t expensive yarn, and somewhere in the middle of the skein was a village of knots. 🙂
I have no excuse. My skein didn’t have knots. I got it all tangled up because I was distracted.
hahaha My whole project was a disaster that time. I blogged about it a long time ago. I tried using circular needles for the first time, and when I got to the very end, the entire project was twisted into a multiple S shape. I had to rip it our and rewind it AGAIN!!!!! 🙂
I consider myself a relative newbie to crochet work (I don’t actually have the knack for knitting) but I thought perhaps tangled messes were a ‘me’ and being ‘new’ thing. So your ‘mess’ cheered me! Smile.
It’s a knitter/crocheter thing!