Picture this: You come home from a long day at work and have been looking forward to sitting down with a nice hot cup of tea and working on your latest knitting or crocheting project only to find that your precious kitten, puppy or toddler has beat you to it, and left you with a tangled, snarled mess where 10 or 12 gorgeously shimmering skeins of high ticket, luxury yarn should be. How do you detangle them? What do you do?
Enter “Knot a Problem“, a team of over 2000 “professional detanglers” from Ravelry, who will happily have you mail the tangled mess to them for their enjoyment of untangling the snarliest and “snagliest” of snags and knots. They live to detangle, and actually feel a sense of loss when each detangling project is done. Most often, they provide this service for the cost of shipping alone.
I am very fortunate to have the luxury of having a die-hard “Detangler” living with me. Aside from the M”yarn barf” to untangle when beginning a center pull skein which I sort out myself, whenever my yarns get in a tangle, I simply pass them over to my husband Bruce, and he sits with them untangling them bit by bit while watching TV, until he is able to pass a completely snag free skein over to me to use again! I wouldn’t trade that for the world!
Special thanks to The Wall Street Journal for this illuminating article about the joys of detangling yarn for a select few.
To read the full article about those who love to detangle, and determine if it’s something that may be of interest to you, please click here.
How do you feel about seriously tangled yarn? Is your stash a tangled mess? Would you ever like to become a “Detangler”? I would love to hear your thoughts!
Be Well Friends!
Laura & Bruce
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