Back in October, I mentioned this group on Ravelry – Knot A Problem – a group of folks who will untangle your hopelessly tangled skeins of yarn and return them to you in a useful state.
I did finally get in touch with the group and was linked up to a local person who is part of the “First Responders of Fibre”. Carolyn met me at my LYS and bravely took away the two skeins that I’d had no luck with. We connected again at the Knit Guild meeting for drop off and wonder of wonders! I can actually knit up this cashwool lace and that cherished Zen Yarn Garden Silk Single 🙂
I can’t recommend this group of (crazy) wonderful people more highly.The service is free, barring postage if you couldn’t find a local person. That said, the list is quite extensive and listed on a thread in the group (link below).
And the results (‘scuse the blurry):
(say like: “Helloo… Newman” from Seinfeld; which I had to Google ’cause I never actually watched but am just a victim of popular culture!)
Taking the sting out of Mondays and can I get an Hallelujiah Chorus?! Why have I only just now found this amazing group on Ravelry??
Knot A Problem is a group on Ravelry that consists of Titans of Tangles. These folks will actually take that collapsed mess of lace shite that was created when your swift had a spazz or that cashmere that your cat thought would make a great date and they will… put it back to rights!
You heard that right.
You can send a mess to these First Responders of Fibre and they will fix, unknot, detangle your skein of useless, might as well be number 9 binder twine, anxiety inducing yarn.
I may be fangirling a little bit here.
I have a skein of Baruffa Cashwool Lace that decide to commit skein-icide as I was winding it for a shawl and a skein (OOAK colourway no less) of ZYG silk merino single that… well… I can’t speak of it… Verklempt.
I am going to be in touch with these miracle workers very soon to help me with what I thought was going to be birds’ nest liner (once I pitched a fit and pitched the lot).
Do go check them out if you have the same issues.
Wishing you all a gentle Monday 🙂