Monday, December 11, 2006

Tangle-A-Go-Go

My idea of the lazy kate didn't quite work the way I wanted it to. For some reason, on one of the rolls, the yarn just kept wanted to wind itself around the knitting needle. On the second roll it was fine. I was getting too frustrated and didn't want to end up breaking the yarn (which I did in the end anyway---more on that in a minute) so I scraped the idea. I have a cone holder that I got from Goddess Knits. I put one of the rolls on that and the other one I let flop around in the box. I've managed to ply about 20 grams (10 from each roll) so far but it hasn't been easy. The singles keep trying to curl back on themselves. I know that's the nature of the beast with singles but I had one point where I couldn't get it to uncurl. I decided to leave the little nub in there and I will deal with it when I get to it in the knitting. I also couldn't stop one of the singles breaking at a fine point in the yarn. I spit spliced it together and continued plying. I still have tons left to go, as you can see, and I am wondering how the heck I am going to get through it without tearing my hair out. I'm just going to have to take my time and hope I can manage to get this done.

On a positive note, when it is done it is going to be great!! I believe it is a lace/fingering weight yarn and it is the most beautiful yarn I have spun to date. I can't wait to get my Katie A Go Go from Gemini Fibres. Cheryl can't get that thing in fast enough for me. Anything has to be easier than what I am doing now.

1 Comments:

  • At 11:34 AM, Blogger Maggie said…

    Hmm. I had no problem with tangling in my shoebox, but maybe that's because I didn't spin as fine singles and so there is less twist in mine. Another alternative is to poke little holes in the lid of the box and thread the singles through there, to keep them as far apart as possible.

    The little Lazy Kate looks cute! You'll have to tell me how it works for you. :)

     

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