Monday, September 19, 2022

Unraveling

Last week I discussed my intention to start a couple scarves over. I took this pink one:

And I made it a ball of yarn in about a half hour: 

However, the brown one: 

Yeah, this one is taking a bit longer.

I started it first. And at this point, it still looks like: 

Ripping something out usually just entails pulling out the stitches. And it goes pretty quickly. But this yarn kind of felted in on itself, so every so often, the pull to unravel a stitch became a rip. I think it's in a dozen pieces at this point. 

Sigh.

I've been attempting to unravel this over several TV shows. I've watched Midnight at the Pera Palace, The Food that Built America, and Stargirl. There were probably some other shows in there as well. 

Will I have made any more progress by next week? Unlikely. So, if there's no post next Monday, you'll know why.

23 comments:

  1. This is so impressive how you made that ball in half of hour and it look so beautiful. Great job.

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    1. Not impressive at all. I hadn't used the whole ball. All I did was wind the yarn I ripped out of the scarf back to the already started ball.

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  2. Will the brown yarn be reusable if it has frayed?
    The pink ball of yarn looks great.. nicely done!

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    1. Yeah, me too. But it was boring before, so it couldn't last in its previous form.

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  4. Sorry about the brown one, but I'm impressed by how you could deconstruct the pink one into a ball like that.

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  5. I've had thread do that when trying to unpick a crossstitch. So disappointing to ruin perfectly good thread/yarn.

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  6. Since it came apart, will you try to reuse the brown yarn?

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  7. Good that you can entertain yourself with watching shows while you work.

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  8. It's kind of fun to unravel things, but not when they snag up right when it's zipping along!

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  9. Ugh, when a yarn does that. Please, don't skip next Monday's post just because of this.

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    1. No, I'd skip it because I hadn't done anything yarny. I can't write about nothing happening. I mean, if you have a project in mind for me to do...

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  10. Pretty pink yarn. Sorry for the brown one, I had a wool yarn like this, very cozy and soft, but a nightnare to unravel ;)

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  11. It's pretty so I hope you have something in my mind to use the brown for.

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  12. I hate unraveling projects that I'm just not feeling mid-way thru. I'm about to do that with a blanket. Ugh.

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    1. Hopefully it'll frog just like the pink yarn did for me. There is something satisfying about undoing stitches, so long as you don't think about the work that went into them. But if you're not feeling the project, it's way better to use the yarn for something you're going to enjoy more.

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  13. O hope you can still use the brown yarn. Tgat brown and pink would look good together

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    1. They wouldn't work well together, though. The brown yarn is way thinner than the pink. If used together, the pink would swallow the brown up.

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  14. That’s too bad the brown yarn is breaking. Maybe a project will come along for which the bits of yarn are perfect.

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