There is perhaps nothing more disheartening than a severely-tangled ball of yarn.
I’m not sure if the yarn that I bought was cheap or what, but it originally came in a center pull ball. After each row, however, I would be forced to yank out the yarn and untangle it, because for some reason it kept getting tangled inside the ball. So, after hours of meticulously untangling after each row, I finally said eff it and completely massacred the entire ball in hopes of finding an easier way to untangle it. And hence, the picture above.
I only spent about $9 for the one pound ball, so it’s not like it was expensive, but I just can’t bring myself to toss it and start over with a new ball of yarn. It just seems like such a waste. But then again, I don’t have the time nor the patience to unravel the entire mess I have created.
Awhile ago, I said that I was feeling a little guilty because I am a self-proclaimed lover of crafting, and yet I have nothing to show for it. I thought I should share this little setback with you guys in hopes of explaining my lack of crafting posts. Also, here’s how far I got in my afghan before disaster struck.
I’d say this is a pretty admirable feat for someone who taught themselves how to knit from a couple Youtube videos and a lot of determination.
Any pointers on how to untangle this ball of yarn without ripping my hair out?
Holly, not Hollie