Sunday, July 16, 2006

Story of my life


If you can find the end, I'll send you a prize.

11 comments:

Jessica said...

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.

kimber said...

Been there, done that.....Jessica's suggestions are great. Try them.

Barb said...

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!

CarolineF said...

I heard the one about the tape, too... You'll find it.

Sheila E said...

Hi Jen....is it the little purple thingy on the right side ;)< Did I win?

vanessa said...

jessica said it all.

jenknits said...

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!

Angela said...

Eeeeeek! Toothbrush would be my advice

marti said...

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.

LisaK said...

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.)

Melanie said...

Oh my goodness. Lisa's advice is good, walk away and look at it with fresh eyes later.