Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Holey Yarn

 Check out the hole I discovered in my yarn!  The hole is huge--3/16" across!  This is yarn that was balled years ago and has been stored in the open in my craft room.  When did some bug eat its way in --or out--of this ball?  Your guess is as good as mine!

As soon as I discovered the hole, I put the ball in a ziploc bag and put it outside in the freezing weather.  After a day or two I brought it inside and started unwinding the ball to see what I could salvage.  It turned out that the hole was about a 1/4" deep.  I unwound from the center of the ball and had a lot of usable yarn.  I'm saving the external wraps (the ones that have been chewed) and may be able to use them as texture in some handspun yarn.

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