I really struggled to stay away from the word knitting for two reasons: 1) I think a lot of other people will write about it and 2) I have talked a lot about knitting on this blog as of late and I really want to get back to something crochet related.
Of course, finding a topic specific to crochet, other than K hook, is kinda hard. And I decided to divulge a little secret about my crafty self for the blog.
Wanna know the secret?
suck am terrible at getting knots out of yarn. When I get yarn vomit, I have to call on the man to help. If I try to take care of it, then I end up getting frustrated, cutting it and throwing the mass I haven’t worked through away. I hate working through knots. I have no patience for it. The man, on the other hand, has some freak-level of patience when it comes to getting knots out. He will sit, watching TV, patiently pulling here, feeding yarn there, shifting it around until it all comes out ok.
I have no idea how he does it.
Of course, I learned this about myself early on and know that I should take the skein and roll it into a ball before I start. I see people work from the skein – it’s just not something I can risk. If I get to the end of the skein and the yarn gets knotted, then I’m done. Winding it into a ball before I get started is the best thing that I can do for myself, my project, and my nerves.
So how about you, reader – are you good at getting the knots out? I heard rumor there is a group on Ravelry dedicated to turning yarn vomit into useable yarn…. could you possibly enjoy getting the knots out? Let me know!
This post is part of the ABCs with Accidental Knitter meme – if you are interested in participating or reading what other people had to say, follow this link.