Monday, December 12, 2005

Ready, go, restart, go!

Wondering about the title of this post?

Pretty much sums up what this yarn is making me do. I found this partially done WIP in one of the bags which I have absolutely no clue what the original pattern is (though I spot some sleeves). But I am almost very sure that it's one of those yarns that has been giving me grievances as I saw a new project that I was somehow knitting out of a completed piece.

Anyway, I decided to rip everything and start all over again.

Sounds simple right? But if you are one of those who love ripping WIPs and reuse the yarns, you'll know what the problem is -- the yarn is so curly from its previous form that my knitting is so uneven! I know, I know; washing would even the tension out.

But I am so annoyed. I am intending to start this as a mindless project to tote around for my Taiwan trip this coming weekend. Ugly knitting does no good for holidays!

So here's what I did:

Skeined it...

Gave it a long bath soak in softlan (while I was having a quick shower.)

And hung it out to dry.

Doesn't the yarns remind you of noodles? If it airs out tomorrow nicely, I'll re-cast on again!


Ruth on Tue Dec 13, 03:24:00 AM GMT+8 said...

emy - wow such patience! hope the yarn uncurls so you can start nicely once again! and have fun on your taiwan trip!

Vicki on Tue Dec 13, 03:58:00 AM GMT+8 said...

Hi, I just came over from crochetville to see what you'd been blogging about!!

You're very talented and your blog is lovely :-)

Laura.Y on Tue Dec 13, 02:42:00 PM GMT+8 said...

wow, i never even thought of that..:) LOL And great stuff at your previous entry!

Mimi on Tue Dec 13, 04:11:00 PM GMT+8 said...

Are you going to stay in Taipei? I am like you when I travel. It's a major task to prepare knitting projects. The funny part is that I don't really get to knit much but I just can't leave without being prepared. :D

Anonymous said...

Nice work but long-winded. I just spray water on the "going-to-be ripped-project" before winding and the "noodle-effect" will be gone. Much shorter time taken. Eve

emy on Thu Dec 15, 01:28:00 AM GMT+8 said...


Wish I could do that but this is a WIP that's a couple of years old so the kinks didn't get out easily.

Livia on Fri Dec 30, 04:20:00 PM GMT+8 said...

halo, i juz popped over to say hi but found ur postings very interesting.

guess i'm not the onli one wif lotsa WIPs....:)

plus i love to buy yarn. can't stand the temptation...mayb it's the shopaholic in me.

sometimes, i lose interest & change my mind after starting on projects. i'll juz pull the whole thing apart & start other projects wif the 'noodles'. my biggest prob is i dun bother to wash the yarn or wind it again so i get major entanglements all the time.

i tink ur method is great. i'll try washing the yarn next time.


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