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Oh I hate that! I've heard a few tricks that may or may not help. One is wrap some tape, sticky-side out, around your hand and tap over the bobbin. The other is to take a new toothbrush and lightly brush in the opposite direction that the single wound onto the bobbin. Good luck. When this happened to me--with my first lace-weight--I ended up just cutting, plying until I couldn't go any further then cutting again. It's a lot of joins but it's better than throwing it all away.
Been there, done that.....Jessica's suggestions are great. Try them.
I've been there, many a time. It's part of the reason I got the Wooly Winder, though I have heard you can't do lace on it, you won't lose your end. I don't spin much lace anyway :-)Darn darn darn I say!
I heard the one about the tape, too... You'll find it.
Hi Jen....is it the little purple thingy on the right side ;)< Did I win?
jessica said it all.
LOL, Sheila, you're a hoot! Thanks for the advice, Jessica, and all the sympathy from everyone else! I have tried the tape thing, and the use of my fingernail, that's why the left end looks so wonky. I'll try the toothbrush trick and if that doesn't work, it's scissors for me!
Eeeeeek! Toothbrush would be my advice
hee hee, i do that too. last time i just took a guess, and ended up with the start of two other bobbins before i got it straightened out.
Walk away for a while. Give it to someone else to try (preferably someone who loves to spend hours untangling yarn and is good at it.)
Oh my goodness. Lisa's advice is good, walk away and look at it with fresh eyes later.
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