Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-10-2014, 03:52 PM   #11
justplaincharlotte
Working the Gusset
 
justplaincharlotte's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: MS Gulf Coast
Posts: 1,854
Thanks: 2,734
Thanked 962 Times in 830 Posts
$@&!!! Yarn snarl
After 4 more rows last night, I made my inevitable stupid mistake and got my thread snarled up in my circular cable! It's on hold until I can figure out the best fix. This silk thread is slippery, and knots up faster than greased lightning.

Even worse I'm in the middle of a yo row, and if I cut it, I'm physically unable to manage working the russian join I'd have to use to not have any ends show.

I think I'm going to try threading a lifeline through the stitches on the RH needle, ease the needle & cable through the snarl, then try to unsnarl it. If I can't manage that I think the best fix may be to start over...
__________________
Charlotte

justcharlotte

All Needful Things Blog
"Knit on, with confidence and hope, through all crises." Except carpal tunnel.
- Elizabeth Zimmermann
justplaincharlotte is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 01-10-2014, 04:15 PM   #12
GrumpyGramma
Grafting the Toe
 
GrumpyGramma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 7,737
Thanks: 1,993
Thanked 3,131 Times in 2,640 Posts
Oh, Charlotte, I'm so sorry to read this. I'm sure you've taken a deep breath and thought about it. Is it possible you could get someone to help you with the untangling and/or joining the yarn ends?
__________________
~ GG

Happiness is catching that dropped stitch while it's still fixable..

GrumpyGramma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2014, 04:33 PM   #13
justplaincharlotte
Working the Gusset
 
justplaincharlotte's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: MS Gulf Coast
Posts: 1,854
Thanks: 2,734
Thanked 962 Times in 830 Posts
Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post
Oh, Charlotte, I'm so sorry to read this. I'm sure you've taken a deep breath and thought about it. Is it possible you could get someone to help you with the untangling and/or joining the yarn ends?
After lifelining the right side, if I can't get it untangled, I was going to see if DH, the master yarn detangler and man of many talents can pick it out by feel. Unfortunately he can't see or sew well enough for a russian join.

But DD has said that if I have to start over, I can leave the beads out...
__________________
Charlotte

justcharlotte

All Needful Things Blog
"Knit on, with confidence and hope, through all crises." Except carpal tunnel.
- Elizabeth Zimmermann
justplaincharlotte is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2014, 04:38 PM   #14
GrumpyGramma
Grafting the Toe
 
GrumpyGramma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 7,737
Thanks: 1,993
Thanked 3,131 Times in 2,640 Posts
Originally Posted by justplaincharlotte View Post
After lifelining the right side, if I can't get it untangled, I was going to see if DH, the master yarn detangler and man of many talents can pick it out by feel. Unfortunately he can't see or sew well enough for a russian join.

But DD has said that if I have to start over, I can leave the beads out...
Bless her heart. You've got a good daughter. Hopefully with DH's help you can go on. *fingers crossed* I know you'd really like to be able to finish it with the beading.
__________________
~ GG

Happiness is catching that dropped stitch while it's still fixable..

GrumpyGramma is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to GrumpyGramma For This Useful Post:
justplaincharlotte (01-10-2014)
Old 01-10-2014, 06:53 PM   #15
Woodi
Turning the Heel
 
Woodi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 940
Thanks: 12
Thanked 274 Times in 254 Posts
Wow, what an ambitious project! you are a braver woman than me, knitting-wise. Good luck with it!
Woodi is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Woodi For This Useful Post:
justplaincharlotte (01-10-2014)
Old 01-10-2014, 07:45 PM   #16
lori1551
Knitting the Flap
 
lori1551's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Hamilton, ON, Canada
Posts: 259
Thanks: 111
Thanked 185 Times in 115 Posts
Wow Charlotte, that is quite a mess you are in. If you have to cut would my video for the braided join help you with this type of yarn? I don't know how to link on here. But go to you tube and do a search for braided join....

Hope you dont have to cut!!!
__________________
Lori


Last edited by lori1551 : 01-10-2014 at 07:54 PM. Reason: Spelling
lori1551 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to lori1551 For This Useful Post:
dturner (02-02-2014), justplaincharlotte (01-10-2014)
Old 01-10-2014, 07:48 PM   #17
tabsheltie7
1st Leg of the Journey
 
tabsheltie7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Lubbock, Tx.
Posts: 140
Thanks: 109
Thanked 58 Times in 50 Posts
Oh my gosh! What a let down. I hope you can save it. Do this not this
__________________
Tabitha and the Shelties

tabsheltie7 on Ravelry

"Did you hear of the pregnant cat who ate a ball of yarn? She had mittens!"
"Went to my doctor, he told me I needed more fiber. So I stopped at the yarn store on my way home."
“SABLE- A common knitting acronym that stands for Stash Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy.”
tabsheltie7 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to tabsheltie7 For This Useful Post:
justplaincharlotte (01-10-2014)
Old 01-10-2014, 10:09 PM   #18
justplaincharlotte
Working the Gusset
 
justplaincharlotte's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: MS Gulf Coast
Posts: 1,854
Thanks: 2,734
Thanked 962 Times in 830 Posts
UPDATE: $@!! Yarn snarl
Thanks everyone for commiserating with me on the $@!! yarn snarl.

Good news! I got the knot untangled, and no surgical or DH intervention was involved. Even better, I don't have to disappoint DD, sweet girl that she is for giving me the option of an easy out. I'm going to put the stitches back on the needle tomorrow after a good sleep tonight.

Keep calm and carry on with the yarn, and all of that fun stuff... Whew!
__________________
Charlotte

justcharlotte

All Needful Things Blog
"Knit on, with confidence and hope, through all crises." Except carpal tunnel.
- Elizabeth Zimmermann
justplaincharlotte is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to justplaincharlotte For This Useful Post:
lori1551 (01-11-2014)
Old 01-10-2014, 10:41 PM   #19
GrumpyGramma
Grafting the Toe
 
GrumpyGramma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 7,737
Thanks: 1,993
Thanked 3,131 Times in 2,640 Posts
Originally Posted by justplaincharlotte View Post
Thanks everyone for commiserating with me on the $@!! yarn snarl.

Good news! I got the knot untangled, and no surgical or DH intervention was involved. Even better, I don't have to disappoint DD, sweet girl that she is for giving me the option of an easy out. I'm going to put the stitches back on the needle tomorrow after a good sleep tonight.

Keep calm and carry on with the yarn, and all of that fun stuff... Whew!


That's how I spell relief!!! I bet you do to. Easy out? Less trying, yes, easy, not so much. She is a darlin' though.

ETA Your cheering section looks like an aerobics class.
__________________
~ GG

Happiness is catching that dropped stitch while it's still fixable..

GrumpyGramma is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to GrumpyGramma For This Useful Post:
justplaincharlotte (01-10-2014), lori1551 (01-11-2014)
Old 01-10-2014, 11:08 PM   #20
justplaincharlotte
Working the Gusset
 
justplaincharlotte's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: MS Gulf Coast
Posts: 1,854
Thanks: 2,734
Thanked 962 Times in 830 Posts
Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post


That's how I spell relief!!! I bet you do to. Easy out? Less trying, yes, easy, not so much. She is a darlin' though.

ETA Your cheering section looks like an aerobics class.
Yes ma'am! A huge relief it is.

Would the cheering section like to join my anaerobic weight lifting section for some 12 oz. curls?
__________________
Charlotte

justcharlotte

All Needful Things Blog
"Knit on, with confidence and hope, through all crises." Except carpal tunnel.
- Elizabeth Zimmermann
justplaincharlotte is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to justplaincharlotte For This Useful Post:
GrumpyGramma (01-10-2014)
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FO: Dreams of Aran Lorraine3289 What'cha Knittin'? 12 12-08-2013 06:27 PM
Dreams come true? alca The Lounge 8 06-25-2009 07:37 AM
Do You Have Dreams about Knitting? auburnchick General Knitting 27 01-04-2007 11:05 AM
Knit Your Dreams in Quincy, IL...anyone been there? With pix gardenmommy General Knitting 8 07-28-2006 08:55 PM
Horrible dreams Jax3303 General Knitting 7 02-24-2006 10:51 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:32 AM.