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Old 06-04-2007, 12:25 AM   #1
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Finding the End
Every new skein starts with the same regret of trying find that pesky end that's burried somewhere in the middle of my new pretty skein. I carefully open up end making it wide enough to try to see where the center part might actually be. I reach in... feel around... and grab a wad of yarn and pull it out. There's always more yarn that emerges than I'd like to see. Dauntily I unwind the clump, wind it back up into it's own center-pull ball and then stuff the ball back into the opened up wound of the original skein.

Come on gals, tell me there's a way to find that end that's less painful! Tips on which end to look in maybe.
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Old 06-04-2007, 12:28 AM   #2
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That's what happens unfortunately. Try putting in 2 fingers, one each end, spin your fingertips around each other, they should catch something near the end if you can't feel where that is some other way

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Old 06-04-2007, 07:55 AM   #3
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"Yarn vomit" happens to us all at one time or another. If you look at the skein, there is one end into which the outer strand is tucked --or if it's out, where it would be tucked into. I've found that the other end is where the yarn has a chance of coming out. I just reach in a pinch and hope for the best. If I get a clump, I just wrap it around the rest of the ball and carry on.
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