Crafts, Life

Yarn Stash and The Death of Another Talon

EXCITING DAY TODAY! I went to my storage unit and I retrieved my yarn stash! I didn’t think I would have had room for it, but Bryant insisted that we just take the whole thing home with us. So I have ALL (I think) of my yarn now. With the reacquiring of yarn though, always leads one to believe that they need a new storage container for it all. And that is something I definitely plan on acquiring.

I just have to re-wind all of my yarn into pull-center balls. The are much easier to use, don’t roll around as you use them, and just over all look cooler. I use them for both crochet and knitting; I know a lot of knitters who use them. Most people I know who crochet don’t use center-pull balls. Perhaps they just choose not to, or don’t know it’s something that exists.  I like them though, they look like this if you were wondering:
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I still haven’t started a new project. But I’m hoping that my spinning stuff is in my yarn stash box somewhere. That would be a nice project. I was looking at pictures of the first yarn I ever made the other day and I sighed. It is so awful!

That was quite a while though.

So tonight, I bid “good day” to another talon, this time the thumb from my right hand. It was a painful removal, I caught it on a sliding glass door as I tried to open it while it was locked. Now before you judge me while I tried to open a locked door, please know that I was trying to open the door without looking at it to let a dog out and I was opening it on the opposite side of the handle. It’s something I do a lot, because I’m lazy.

You were a good talon, you are a missed talon, and you are survived by Left Thumb Talon. No longer with you pull knots from yarn or small pull beard hairs that have penetrated Bryant’s thumb. You will always be remembered for your loyal service.

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Oh and I made myself a double nail for a little while.

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EDIT:

I forgot to add the link for a pull center ball if you are interested in creating your own. It isn’t the set of instructions that I used to learn the first time but I love instructables.com so the link will take you to their website. If I do find the instructions that I used I will definitely post them. The instructables.com instructions are a little different than how I learned but it’s still a good read.

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3 thoughts on “Yarn Stash and The Death of Another Talon”

  1. I use center-pull balls of yarn whenever possible. I’m not willing to re-wind an entire BIG skein by hand, and I don’t have one of the auto winders. But smaller skeins and leftovers I generally hand-wind into the same thing you’ve got in the photo. Crochet, knit, whatever. 🙂

    1. Awesome, Linnea! If I have a big skein of yarn I usually wind it into smaller balls so that I don’t have a HUGE ball of yarn. I do know a knitter that doesn’t even wind balls, she had some issues when her projects get along.

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