Mr. Aitch and I are stuck on the interstate. Two hours so far. 😬
…kinky yarn that is.
Yarn gets kinky when unraveled, especially when it’s been knitted or crocheted for a long time. To get the kinks out of the yarn, Mr. Aitch unraveled the scarf while I wrapped it around my (homemade) Knitty Noddy. (Make your own here.) The yarn was taut enough (though not too tight) on the Knitty Noddy so I left it on there, sprayed the yarn with some cool water and hung it on a towel rack to dry overnight*.
When all was dry, I took the yarn off the Knitty Noddy and saw that most of it was straight. Only a little was still kinky but it was good enough. I think those parts were on the loop end and didn’t get wet enough.
How do you get the kinks out of unraveled/reused/recycled yarn or do you just knit with it all kinky and such?
*This Knitty Noddy is made from PVC pipe so it’s ok to get it wet. Not sure if leaving the wet/damp yarn on a wooden one would be a good idea.
I need some small project bags for travel knitting but didn’t find any suitable (knitting or yarn related) fabric in my stash.
Enter the wonderful interwebs shopping! In less than a week I had this cute fabric from Rushin’ Tailor (in Alaska) in my hands and am so excited to make something out of it!
Last week I mentioned that I was reknitting a top using some Berroco Calico yarn. The colors are very difficult to capture but it is a riot of warm tones.
Using the Drops Sunny Day Top pattern, I decided to start on the front before I got to the armhole shaping for the back. I want to use as much yarn as possible and at this point, I can make the top a bit longer or shorter as needed.
That’s right. It will be our secret. Shhh!