Sunday, October 2, 2011

Come Blog Along Pattern 03 Post 03

too much twist!

Knitting on the Road: Canada Canal du Midi • Conwy • Dalarna • Denmark • Friday Harbor • Hiiumaa • Huron Mountain • New England • The Road to Oslo • Santa Fe • Spey Valley • Christmas in Tallinn • Traveler's Stockings • Uinta Cabin • Unst • Whitby

Even after reskeining and washing this yarn has too much twist. At least once every round I have to stop to untangle; it's not doing a thing for my tension! Look at the photo, then try to imagine knitting with a working yarn that's all twisted up on itself like that! It's a shame because it's making the knitting of these socks unpleasant indeed. Grrrrrr.

That's the bad news. The good news is that while I've been avoiding knitting these socks I've accomplished a great deal on other fronts. Over the last couple of weeks I've knit thirty blanket squares for Knit-A-Square and crocheted four small squares for Kate's Blanket. Not to mention cleaning and organizing my yarn cupboard and sneaking in a few small stash-busting projects. But my Conwy Sock avoidance mood is over; I'm determined to finish this second sock in the next few days and be done with it. Who knows, maybe all that twist will make these socks really, really durable!


11 comments:

Cris said...

I have never crocheted/knitted with yarn that was too twisted. I'm sure I wouldn't like it. I do like the color though, if that makes you feel better hehehe

Sounds like you have had a very productive week with all the squares!

Faith said...

I'm feeling agitated on your behalf just looking at your twisty yarn, what a shame its a lovely colour. Sounds like you got other stuff done though, so it's not all bad. Hope things straighten out next week!

CrochetBlogger said...

34 knit and crochet squares - awesome!

Liz said...

How annoying your washing didn't fix the yarn! The colour is lovely though. I'm glad you managed to get other stuff done, and weren't just stuck hating the yarn!

Marsha said...

UGH! That yarn would have me all tense too. But I am sure when the second sock is done you will so happy that you continued and conquered the twisted yarn.

goodpurlgonebad said...

Good luck finishing that sock! It's such a gorgeous colour it's definitely worth doing, but it's certainly been a challenge with that naughty yarn. Well done on all your other work!

Kepanie said...

I can see the frustration part. I worked with a yarn like that. I give you props for persevering on and it'll be such a great outcome in the end.

Delusional Knitter said...

Wow that is some super twisty yarn! Did you reskein it with a ball winder? Sometimes winding it in the opposite direction (which sounds like you've tried everything already) works.

Alittlebitsheepish said...

The yarn is a beautiful colour, it is a sahme it is a pain to work with. Looking forward to seeing them as socks

Marie/Underground Crafter said...

Twisted yarn is such a pain! I recently had a nightmarishly twisted skein, and it just was such a battle that I put down my project! Good luck with it - the color is great.

Lily Razz said...

I love how you keep on being so positive! It sounds like you've been very productive with the squares, nice! How about getting an assistant for keeping that yarn untangled while you're knitting ;-) Good luck and happy crafting! x Lily