Keep Calm and Thwack Yarn

While I was teaching myself to spin I would always feel panicked when I took my freshly wound yarn off my improvised winder and it coiled madly on itself and shrank to a messy, tangled blob. Like this…

Don’t despair! Carefully submerge your insane yarn into a warm bucket of water to set the twist and let it soak for a bit. Then thwack it. Slip your hands into the inside of your skein and crack the yarn straight a few times between your hands. Or you can beat the entire thing against the side of your tub/sink. This takes some of the energy out of the yarn and it will settle and dry a lot more calmly. It’s also a cathartic exercise to get rid of bad tempers. Hopefully thwacking will work for you, letting you wind your well-behaved yarn into squashy skeins to admire and knit up!
AND! The winner of my tiny brooch is Bonafidetide…I hope you like it! 

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About whilemollynaps

I live in New Zealand with my daughter and husband. I take photos, I knit, I design knitting patterns, and I try and live thoughtfully (whatever that means on any given day).
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