Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Kauni skein nightmare

I bought a skein of Kauni EG and EK from my last shipment and have a design in mind using both of the colours. I had a few spare minutes last night so I decided to wind the yarn. Well 6 hours later it was wound. The skein of EG was a nightmare. It had 6 ends hanging down at 1 time. My guess is the person who was hired to Spit splice the yarn didn't have the right spit that day or didn't know how to make it stay together. I can only hope got the dud skein and none of my customers got one. Here are the pictures of my ordeal.
The first picture shows all the ends hanging down. My first clue I had a big problem. 2nd - all the little balls I started from these ends. 3rd - back up arrives, 4th - solution to my very helpful back up, boy she really wanted to help Grandma spin the swift. Finished balls of yarn. The green one took 10 minutes and was very well behaved. The pink took nearly 6 hours.


Holly said...

Ouch- I hate it when that happens.

I have found a few knots in mine, and I think that is how yarn is added on, not spliced.

Shan said...

TERRIBLE. That happened to me once but in a centre-pull ball from Sirdar, not a skein - your story is worse.

Reasoning E'Bert said...

Thank you for your comment. It's a lot harder than I thought it would be. She's next to a plum tree we planed in memory for my grandmother, so I think she will be happy there.

On a better note, the Kauni yarn you sold me is just about perfect. It didn't have any trouble spots when I wound it into balls. The only thing is that one yarn is much thinner than the other, but I think it will even out when I wash it.

Spinny Bunt said...

Ipes! Six hours is a long time to wind yarn. Poor you!