Wednesday, April 18, 2012

arrrrrgggghhhhhh!

I thought I could do it. Who needs the swift? Why would would I take the time to wind it from the swift into one ball, then divide that into two? Why not just lay the whole hank on the scale and wind off that (albeit carefully), and stop at the halfway point? One step, instead of two steps. I know it's stretchy bamboo sock yarn (97% bamboo, 3% Lycra), and is prone it tangling, but I can make sure that doesn't happen, right?

So very wrong...
So very, very, wrong...


Three nights, much cursing, a laughing husband, and I got this:


The scale shots show that the total weight is 115 grams, and one ball is 58 grams. So the remaining 4 balls will be one sock and the large ball is another.

After all the hassle, I had said the resulting socks better be worth it.




So far, they are. It is lovely, and soft and squooshy and shiny. I have my doubts these socks will wear well, but I have high hopes. Too bad there isn't Feel-O-Vision on this blog - they feel amazing.

4 comments:

KnitTech said...

That's quite the knot there. Glad you got it worked out.

Needles said...

Wow. The last time I tried this was on some raffia type yarn and I still haven't had the gumption to go back and try again. Too bad. It would make a great little handbag!

Kristyn said...

Wow that took some serious patience. I am convinced my ball winder hates me because I always end up with a tangle in the middle of my balls.

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Wow, you have patience! I totally would not have! I have had a swift for years now, a ball winder too - but I just bought myself (from the kids of course) an electric ball winder for mother's day! :) Thanks to a 40% off coupon a Michaels. I need to blog about it! Next time I need to wind something I will blog about it! I haven't gotten the chance to use it yet!