Happy New Year to all!
I'd like to take this opportunity to rant about a pet peeve that's assumed very large proportions lately - center pull balls of yarn that don't pull until you've got half the guts of the skein pulled out!
I was setting up to do a pair of socks and it took me 20 minutes to untangle the two skeins of Patons Kroy Socks. And Patons isn't the only manufacturer who seems to have a problem giving us a center pull skein of yarn that actually works. Either you can't find the doggone center string and have to pull out a bunch of yarn and untangle it or you occasionally get lucky and find the string but then pull out a huge chunk of yarn that once again has to be untangled.
I've been doing needlework of one kind or another for over half a century (I started young!
) and I don't recall ever having the problems with center pulls that I'm seeing today. Years ago the end of the yarn was in plain sight and when you pulled it it came out perfectly with rarely a snarl or tangle.
Am I the only one to remember this? Or do others out there recall a time when starting a project with a center pull ball wasn't an exercise in total frustration?
My plan this new year is to let the offending manufacturers know that they're shortchanging the needleworkers who use their products since I don't believe in ranting about something you're not willing to fix if you can.
But I'd like to hear opinions from others on here as well.
Thanks all, and have a wonderful new year! (Free from tangles and snarls!)