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susies1955 10-01-2006 05:19 AM

I need Ball Winder help....
I've used my ball winder probably five times and every time but one when I pull the yarn from the middle it is all tangled up in there. How do I start the ball? How do you put the starting piece onto the ball winder? I'm betting that is what is causing the problem. Do I hold it above the winder or tucked inside and down? Apparently I can't see it right in the directions. :o)

brendajos 10-01-2006 08:13 AM

:thinking: My ball winder has a notch at the top of the stem to hold the beginning o the yarn. Yours doesn't have that?

susies1955 10-01-2006 08:18 AM

Yes, it has a notch and I put the yarn in the notch but I think I may be letting it hang long or something. When I go to use the yarn it is all tangled up in there. Do you grab that little piece that it is the notch BEFORE you take if off the winder? Do you do something special with it while in the notch.......I mean in the way you put in on the notch. :)
Sounds goofy but I don't want to wind anymore if it is going to do that.
Thanks for your help,
Susie who didn't get notified that I had a reply and is suppose to. :)

brendajos 10-01-2006 08:25 AM

well the only time i do anything special is if the yarn is especially slippery. Then i tie a little knot in the end before notching it so it seems like it will hold better. I do grab the tail before pulling it off or it would get sucked down into the middle and i don't wanna hafta fish it outta there!

susies1955 10-01-2006 08:36 AM

Must be I'm NOT grabbing the end before I take it off is what the problem is. Apparently I'm fishing and coming up with a whale instead of a bass. :cheering:
Thanks for your help,

brendajos 10-01-2006 09:09 AM

Yeah I would think that it would be like pulling the string out of the middle of a skein of Encore or something...noooooooo yarn vomit!!!!! (I am going to run for office and that is going to be part of my platform!)

susies1955 10-01-2006 09:11 AM

You're too funny. :roflhard:
Thanks for the help.
Have a nice Sunday,

rebecca 10-01-2006 03:18 PM

I've found that if I wind the yarn too tightly that it also gets tangled up yarn on yarn on the inside of the ball, even though I have the center end freely available. LOL, that sounds confusing, all that to say, if you wind the yarn too tightly it will tangle as you pull it out from the center.

susies1955 10-01-2006 03:24 PM

How on earth would you wind it any looser than what it winds when you are turning the crank and the yarn is loose??????
I knew you'd show up. :) Thanks,

Nikki 10-02-2006 08:35 AM

I've been wondering if there is a way to wind a looser ball on the ball winder.

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