Sometimes I find I get it tight on the winder, too, when the yarn doesn't want to spin easily on the swift. It creates too much tension, I guess. When I take the ball off the winder, I usually put my finger under the strand that's across the top to make sure I don't lose the end.
"Trust the pattern!"
Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.
Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog
Ok, I think Ingrid that is my problem is never having grabbed the tail.
Location: northern NY
I enjoy reading, quilting (started 10/11/2003), bread baking, purse making, making fabric bowls. I use to macramé and decorate cakes.
I started hand knitting (10/01/2005) and got my embroidery machine for Christmas 2005. I had 2 Bond Incredible Sweater Machines given to me in Feb. of 2007 that I'm really enjoying. http://susies1955.myphotoalbum.com/ http://susieshobbyspot.blogspot.com/