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Old 03-11-2005, 06:52 PM   #1
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There is a proper way to unwind a hank. Learn it before and not after you begin to unwind.
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Old 03-11-2005, 07:07 PM   #2
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Oh, I have sooooooo done this... hate hanks. Grr... I feel your pain. Now go get a big drink of something, put something brainless on the TV and work your way through it...

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Old 03-11-2005, 07:48 PM   #3
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Nice upholstery!

What's a boobie scarf?
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Old 03-11-2005, 07:49 PM   #4
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I have done the same thing many times until i realized there was a right way....

Beld, I like the fabric on your chair or couch.
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Old 03-11-2005, 09:00 PM   #5
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Funny....That's the way my brain looks on Fridays after a long work week. Maybe you could just keep it that way, Beldie, and call it a pattern! "Kelly's Brain" Knitty is always looking for something unusual!
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Old 03-11-2005, 10:00 PM   #6
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It's all better now and in one ball. Yup, all 215 yds of it. /nods

Thanks for the comments on my couch. lol. It's never something I would have boughten, but it was given to me by a friend. Even though the fabric isn't my style, it is now. I love it! It is also THE most comfy couch to sit in. A big bonus in my tastes.
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Old 03-11-2005, 10:19 PM   #7
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Oh no, Beld! I JUST did the same thing to hank. In fact, it looks like very similar yarn. It took me an hour and a half to fix it... just think of how much actual knittin' I could've done in that time!!!

I'm convinced that some hanks are just plain uncooperative. The previous two "balled up" just fine, but the third obviously had some bad mojo.

I'm SO tempted to get one of those windy thingies.

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Old 03-12-2005, 02:48 AM   #8
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Well if there's a proper way to unwind a hank of yarn would someone please clue me in?? I have yet to unwind one without the same results as beldaraan. The only difference is that the skeins I've been working on are about 500 yds...took me 3 days on the last one
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Old 03-12-2005, 11:33 AM   #9
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I have done all of mine (three to date) at work. I put the hank around the arms of an office chair. The first I wound straight into a ball which made me cranky and took a long time. The second I talked someone else into doing! The last one, I again put it around the arms of an office chair (which really works quite well!), then I tucked the end of the yarn into a large pill bottle and started wrapping. When I was done, I had a pull out skein!! Woo-Hoo!!!!

I then found out about swifts and searched on line till I found one at a reasonable price and ordered it. I figured since I had a ball winder from years past, it was only the right thing to do!

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Old 03-12-2005, 12:20 PM   #10
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Okay Pat, where did you find one reasonably priced? I have been looking and I have not found one I would consider purchasing yet.
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