Tangled String

This is how my latest knitting project started.

Tangled Sakkie Yarn

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.

Wound Ball of Sakkie Yarn

I truly am trying to knit my way through my yarn stash.

48 thoughts on “Tangled String

  1. 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?

    1. 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.

  2. 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! 🙂

    1. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

    1. 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).

  5. 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!

  6. 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. 🙂

      1. 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!!!!! 🙂

  7. 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.

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