Friday, March 9, 2012

lovely yarn

I thought it would be fun to share a little post on what I learned recently about such lovely yarn. I am new to crocheting and have been told that when you buy yarn in hanks, you should always roll the yarn into a ball before starting your project. Well, I was so eager to start my project with this new yarn, that I didn't think it would be that big of a deal if I didn't roll it into a ball.

And this is what happened to the oh, so lovely yarn.

I know what your thinking, I should have listened to the advice, but I was too impatient. :)  I tried to get all the knots out and it just got worse. I had purchased quite a few of these hanks, and knew that my husband would not volunteer his arms for every hank, in attempt to roll it myself. 

So, I purchased these lovelies. A yarn swift and winder. 

I have been having a lot of fun winding all of my yarn hanks into beautiful balls that end up like this.

If you have a story such as mine, please do share, so I don't feel like I am the only one who has done this. :) Happy yarn winding and crocheting!


  1. You are not the only one my dear! I am still too impatient for half of mine, looks I like I could use one of those nifty gadgets!

    Your colors are delicious, and such lovely photos!

    1. I am glad I am not alone. :) Yes, I would recommend the winder and swift, they are relaxing and fun. Thank you for visiting!

  2. I just found your blog (from Cozy Little House), and will obviously be spending a lot of time going through all your old posts! The vintage embroideries first caught my eye (LOVE the little critter quilt!) and then your thread mess, lol. I rarely roll mine first, and haven't had too much trouble. But .... one day I had my bag of thread/yarn - about 12 different ones, sitting by my spot on the couch ... I went out for a little while and left my devil dogs home with the doors open. WHen I came home, there was thread everywhere in my living room - wound around all of the chairs, tables, sofa. OMG I didn't know whether to laugh, cry, kill them, or rename them cats (for playing with string lol). In the end, I learned my lesson, threw away the thread and never leave it out for them again. I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work - hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    1. Hi Patty! Thank you so much for visiting, and I am so glad you have enjoyed your time here! Oh, yes, the lovely yarn! That is a funny story! :) I guess dogs enjoy a good time with yarn, too! I am off to take a sweet visit your sweet blog!! Have a blessed weekend!xo Heather


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