Isn’t that a beautifully wound ball of yarn? Handmaiden Sea Silk in Cornflower. Just gorgeous. Really. 660 yards of silky wonder.
What a pain in the ass.
Guess how long this took me to wind? No. Guess how many times I had to TRY to wind it?
The first time, we were winding along, minding our own business, contemplating yarn patterns – Montego Bay or Clapotis? wind, wind, wind. I had this much left to wind………………….and POP! The ball just jumped the hell off the skein winder. The jumbo Skein winder. Just jumped. I’m not kidding. It was like some kind of rocket booster launched the ball off the skeinwinder.
I was amazed. Perplexed even. But I returned to the task at hand. Wind the yarn. By the way, how do you spell WIND? WINED?
Hmmm, maybe a glass of wine will help.
Anyway, back to the yarn and winder. Second time – the ball looked like someone had inflated, then let the air out of it, and it slumped down the base of the winder in a heap. Silky stuff indeed.
The third time – that’s when it got dark, and hell arrived. And the knots. And the tangling up of the yarn. Oh, then the cursing started. DH said – do you need help?????? That’s what the cursing did – it made him ask if I needed help – from the other room, of course. Because the room I was in – not safe for entry.
Time out – had to leave to meet Jeanne for lunch before group – 15 minutes ago. Issued a severe yarnstorm warning – Nothing and No One to enter the room and touch the yarn that is everywhere on penalty of torture.
Lunch was great – Group was fun! Came home and remembered. That mess in the yarn room. Remembered I had already worked on this bleepity bleeping bleep ball of yarn for over an hour. Realizing it’s going to take me probably another hour to sort out the knots and get the yarn wound into something resembling a ball. Considered taking Jeanne’s advice about hand winding it. Considered letting the dog in the room and letting her “take care of it” for me.
Ten minutes later – that ball was the result. Beautiful, isn’t it?
I’m not making Montego Bay or Clapotis. Nope. I’m exhaused. But I did find another pattern I want to make and I have to tidy up a few projects before I start it because……….It’s another of Anne’s wonderful patterns and I have two on the needles already. So stay tuned.
See. I promised some yarny photo’s and there you have it. I don’t see a bunny in it, do you?