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Archive 2005: Yarn monster

(Note: This post was written by Laurel Regan and originally published in a separate blog called “Fibre Yarns”, which was later merged with Alphabet Salad.)

Adapted from LiveJournal entry originally posted January 23, 2005:

ARGH. I’m trying to finish up a scarf for Mom’s birthday at the end of the month, and am going crazy with this $@#!@ ball of yarn! It’s 80% acrylic, 10% mohair and 10% wool, and has a nasty habit of getting all knotted up on itself. Each time I’ve made a mistake and had to go back and undo a portion, I’ve had to pick the stitches apart very carefully with a safety pin so as not to break the yarn. So far I’ve been lucky, and the scarf is one continuous piece… let’s just hope it lasts.

Anyway, this enormous ball of yarn (which, despite having crocheted half a scarf, doesn’t seem to be getting any smaller!) has developed a knotty yarn monster in the middle where it’s supposed to pull out. So, I crochet for a bit, spend 10 minutes picking apart the yarn monster, crochet some more, pick apart the newly tangled yarn monster, crochet some more… you get the picture.

This scarf really is a labour of love, and I’ll be so glad when it’s done!

Laurel Storey, CZT – Certified Zentangle Teacher. Writer, reader, tangler, iPhoneographer, cat herder, learner of French and Italian, crocheter, needle felter, on-and-off politics junkie, 80s music trivia freak, ongoing work in progress.