Archive for November 5th, 2015

Dear Yarn Manufacturers,

You need to pay greater attention to the way you wind your skeins. I fear sadists have inserted themselves in your winding process, turning out skeins that take entire evenings or more to detangle, wrap into a ball, and ready for knitting. As a knitter, I want the process of taking the yarn from skein to ball to go as smoothly and quickly as possible so I can get on with the knitting. Lately, the smooth and quick part has been agonizing and slow due to the tangled way you wind your yarn.

I have one such skein that is in its second day of being detangled and wound into a ball at a I-think-I-am-going-mad rate. The only thing that prevents me from taking the scissors to it and cutting it up into little snippets is that it is the perfect color for the next project I want to knit. But as the second day is coming to an end, and the skein is still not a ball, I am looking at a third day of detangling. This is way too much for anyone knitter to bear.

How in heaven can you so totally screw up winding a skein unless it is intentional? Be aware that I have a list of yarns that I no longer buy because their mills couldn’t get their winding right and I am about to add yet another name.

Please get your winding skills together so at least it appears that you care about your customers and their sanity because from here on in I’ll be returning the tangled messes directly back to the manufacturer for recompense.

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