Friday, September 28, 2007


So, last night I sat down to knit my sock and watch Grey's. I got through about 15 minutes before I notice that the center pull on the knit picks yarn wasn't coming out. I tried to get the yarn out and it was DISASTROUS!!! I stopped after I knew I had created a mess and I couldn't fix it on my own. I went into Special K who was watching a college football game. We sat there trying to untangle the yarn for about 2 hrs. I was proud of him for not giving up until we were both tired and ready for bed. We ended up getting to sleep at midnight and I didn't get to watch grey's or ugly betty until this morning. That's ok though because I had the day off.

I am upset that I've been having such a hard time getting these company done center pulls to work for me. Remember the post about the baseball game and Special K having to help me with that yarn as well. Does this happen to others?? How do I prevent it?? Do I need to rewind it into a center pull ball before I cast anything on?? HELP!!!

I've decided to put aside the last mess of yarn because Special K is actually much better at untangling it than I. I made it worse. So...I'm UPSET that I can't finish my sock. I'm half way done with the foot part and almost to the toe.

Sorry if this sounds like a whiny complaining post but I'm just disappointed that it didn't pull out easier.

Trying to Happily knit!!!

PS. I still love the feel of knit picks yarn, just have to figure out how to get it to work for me and not against me.

I don't have any pictures of the mess because my camera is dead. I'm charging it up and will try to get a pick of the last bit of mess before it gets untangled.


  1. I'm so sorry you're having a bad time (but jealous that you had the day off!) I use the outside for commercially wound yarn because I have had so many disasters!

  2. I had a heck of a time with a skein of sugar 'n cream the other night...

  3. I know it's lazy but I just use the yarn from the outside of the ball. No matter how careful I am the yarn always gets tangles if I pull from the center.

  4. I tend to pull from the center because it's easier (the ball isn't flipping around). However, the owner's mother at my LYS says yarn balls are no longer wound to be center pull, that's why you are having all that trouble. So sorry to break the bad news. g

  5. The whole time I'm reading this I'm thinking, she missed Grey's and Betty for knotted yarn?!?!?! But then I read that you watched it the next day. I feel better!@ LOL

    Still not happy they killed the fiance off in Betty.....

  6. I would never miss Grey's for yarn but Thank goodness for DVR!!!!

  7. I am sorry you had such a ruff time! But the end result is wonderful!! I always go from the outside of the ball too many nights of untangling!! Hope you had a great weekend!!


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