View Full Version : Euroflax linen, we hardly knew ye...

01-24-2006, 11:44 AM
Yep... it's official. I am putting away the Cat Bordhi Lavendar Eye Pillow (http://www.interweave.com/knit/interweave_knits/pdf_files/EyePillow.pdf) project for now.

I have never bought yarn that was not in a ball before... so I watched Amy's video on winding a center-pull ball, and started winding... and here is what happened.

Oh, well this is after about an hour spent of making it progressively worse. At first it was just a little tangle.

And, you can see my "center pull ball" attempt over on the right... ha ha! Not very center pull-y is it?

Poor yarn. I don't even know what to do with the whole mess now.



01-24-2006, 03:31 PM
:( :wall:
It's ok. Really. Just leave it alone and don't look at it for a while. Then take it with you while you watch television one night. And do not attempt to wind a skein w/o assistance - having someone (or even a chair back!!!) to hold the yarn for you helps immensely.

I'm still sad for you... The yarn looks really nice, if that's any consolation!!

01-24-2006, 03:39 PM
ouch! it looks like you tried to make the center pull directly from a hank? You definitely need something to wrap that hank around before you start trying to make a ball. I did the same thing a few times and it does take a waaaaaaaaay lotta patience to get it back out. and i don't have a way lotta patience! :rollseyes:

PHM is right...walk away from it...leave it sit for a while and when you come back to it, you will have a MUCH easier time trying to pull it out. I would doubt it is hopeless...just looks it right now!

01-24-2006, 03:50 PM
oh man, i totally feel your pain! That happened to me too many times before.

01-24-2006, 11:10 PM
The curse must be spreading...

I just did something similar with a hand painted sock yarn this afternoon. I did walk away from it for a bit... but only after several oaths that would have made a sailor's ears turn red.

01-24-2006, 11:19 PM
:crying: Ouch!