When is a bargain not a bargain? Listen to Roobeedoo, my friends - if you see some wool at a ridiculously bargainous price on, say, Ebay... think before you buy.
Is it a brand name? Is it in perfect, ready to use condition? Is it fit for the purpose you intended?
Exhibit A: a partly-wound ball of green yarn. But look a little closer - what are those strange spirals appearing down the length of unwound wool?
Oh ME oh my - what is that tangled mess at the end of the thread?!
What you see here is the worst of 8 lumps of tweedy wool which I wound from hard oily balls into skeins, soaked in woolwash, and rinsed in the washing machine - because I wanted it to do its worst before I knitted it into a garment.
Believe me, the worst is pretty bad! It didn't felt - in fact it seemed to be lovely and sproingy and utterly knittable until I started to try to turn my skein back into a ball. Then THIS happened!
I am not sure I have the patience for this project. This little bit of winding took a whole evening. I had no sooner untangled a couple of metres than it spun back on itself and became hopelessly tangled again.
Does anyone know what to do to fix this yarn? Or is it a dud? And am I am darned fool for a bad bargain?!