Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Can I just tell you how much I hate KPPPM??? I spent THREE HOURS last night untangling it. I'm sure there's a trick to getting a hank into a nice ball, but I'm stupid and I didn't bother to look in the handy SnB book to check it out. Boy, did I pay for that mistake. Now my beautiful hank of yarn is in 3 goofy-looking balls, and my head still hurts. Considering there are 4 more hanks in Charlotte, I will certainly figure out the trick for gracefully un-hanking yarn! (OK, so I don't hate KPPPM, I'm just dumb.)


Anyway, I've also decided not to do the Harlot Poncho pattern. Instead I'll be using the Fuzzygalore Spiky Poncho pattern. It's a big rectangle, so I think I can handle that. Although after the debacle last night, who knows?

SnB meets tonight, and then meetup is tomorrow night! Yay!


Blogger Lydia said...

Don't hate the koigu!

http://string-or-nothing.blog-city.com/ has tricks for winding balls in these entries: http://string-or-nothing.blog-city.com/read/863013.htm and http://string-or-nothing.blog-city.com/read/863013.htm .

I'm working on Charlotte and a scarf in Koigu. What I do is sit pretzel style and put the hank around my knees. I then adjust where the skein sits on them and how far apart my knees are until I have the skein under a slight amount of tension, at which point I start winding. (I use a nostepinne, but you could wind it in whatever way you wished.) I hope this makes sense. If it doesn't, drop me a comment at http://homepage.mac.com/nikandre/iblog/index.html and I'll try to explain better.

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