My dear husband was the best at untangling yarn barf. He passed away 2 years ago.Now when it comes up I have to hide the scissors so I do not shortcut and cut the yarn. I am convinced that the yarn fairies come out at night to make these messes if they are in a bad mood. LOL!
My most recent nightmare was trying to untangle Berroco Seduce yarn, a slippery linen/viscose/silk blend that was on autopilot for unraveling and becoming hopelessly tangled. Fortunately I bought two skeins. My daughter chose it for a scarf, so I plowed forward.
I have a friend who was given a HUGE box of tangled blue yarn. the box was about 3 ft by 2 feet by 2 ft and chock full of the yarn barf! She and her daughter untangled the mess for a week! She got about 6 full skeins of yarn, all the same color out of it! Plus, a huge pile of pieces that were all cut to 24" lengths. Wonder what the original person had plans for that? Possibly fringe on an afghan?
Back in the 70's I used to buy yarn at a market by the pound weight. 20 to 30 threads wound into one ball. It would take weeks to separate then I would knit mittens to raise money for a Play Group I ran.I never knew what type of yarn I was using and I knitted both mittens on the same needles so if the yarn ran out and I had to change colour they would match!! I was never happier!!
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