4.30.2011

The Downside of Knitting




Don't you just hate this? 
When you have to spend your precious knitting time untangling yarn? 
Oh Madelinetosh Pashmina.. you are so beautiful.. yet so tangly...



29 comments:

chemicalika said...

Oh no - thats not fun!

I'm also experiencing a downside - an hour and a half spent pinning and repinning a shawl out and one of the pins broke off in my finger :(

penelope10 said...

It is a waste! looks like spagetti.

penelope10 said...

It is a waste! looks like spagetti.

tempo.dk said...

Yeah, I know the feeling - frustrating.

Ana said...

Whoa there! I wish I had some MP to untangle! It's only a dream....

Maryse said...

This is quite an exercise for patience, yes, it happens sometimes. But you'll forget about it fast when you re-start knitting it!

ctexas said...

looks like my puppy got it. I have been experience this for a bit.

We are learning mine and not yours hope this works soon.

Caryl K said...

I had a skein of Handmaiden Lace Silk - 900m worth of laceweight - that was fine until the last 100m or so, then I had to spend two hours untangling it while somehow trying to keep my cat from giving in to temptation... I truly feel your pain.

Kim and Victoria said...

Ha ha! Yes, I do. I was planning on dying some yarn and went to untie it when it all fell on the floor. I think I spent three days worth of spare time untangling that mess.

KnittyBarb said...

Been there...done that...probably will go there again...

Ertman-Trowbridge Family said...

And it gets worse: when untangling and the cats come to help you out!

Megan said...

I have a skein of Wollmeise lace garn I need to get after soon, and I'm scared to death!

Kristen said...

Arggh. Sometimes they can be so unruly, yet we still persevere and love them anyway. Like children.

Dorothée said...

Terrible !

Suzanne said...

It happens to everyone and somehow that's only a wee bit of consolation.

Monique said...

I had this same downside yesterday.

Jturnrich said...

Strange as it seems, I sometimes enjoy working out the tangles. It can almost be soothing...or at least I tell myself that it is! ;) Maybe it makes me feel like I'm doing some "cleaning up" and not avoiding housework with my knitting.

Alyssa said...

It always happens with the pretty ones! You have to watch them! I'm lucky that my knitting group has lots of people that like to untangle knots and messes. Ball winder messes are the worst, too!

Lucy said...

Oh, that's frustrating! What are you knitting?? :>

woolandchocolate said...

Pardon me, but there is no downside to knitting... Unless it is darning. :)

Kel said...

oh! man, I know the feeling! I hate when yarn tangles grrr!

ashley said...

yes definitely frustrating! ashleymccauley on ravelry

stephaniesewsagain said...

Oh that's so sad. Pashmina is such a divine yarn.

Alex and Cassandra said...

That color is delicious!

Rachael said...

I find that super-pricey yarns tend to be more tangly than the cheap-o ones! What a pain!

Nantucket Dreams said...

Not fun at all! But it is a beautiful yarn...I'm knitting with a madelinetosh yarn right now too...your buttery yellow is so lovely!

Emily said...

I was given madelinetosh prairie to knit the homin shawl for a friend, and am experiencing the exact same thing. It has taken me a week on and off, and it still isnt't done! Grrr!

O~ said...

Ugh~ I just untangled 400 yards of Purple Label Cashmere Tanis in Shadow. I did manage to rescue all of it but oh my the frustration and F-bombs... *sigh*

watja said...

yeah, I love this too!
there's so much I could do instead of untangling my yarns...