I finally got around to trying out my idea of using two yarn ball winders to unravel a double-strand afghan. I’m taking apart the big pink crocheted afghan that was part of the recent Savers haul, which also included my lovely new yarn ball winder (red one on the right).
As I unravel it, I separate the strands and make two small piles. Then I stop, wind each pile and repeat. I have found that carefully flipping the yarn pile over, before winding from it, so the yarn I’m winding comes from the top of the pile, instead of from underneath it, helps lessen the tendency to tangle.
The unraveling goes pretty quickly, now that I’ve got the hang of it. I’m almost halfway through, well on my way to having three pounds and thirteen ounces of Red Heart Super Saver “Light Raspberry” for my charity stash! Wooo-H00!!
You may have noticed, my winders are on little wooden stands. The clamp on my first winder wouldn’t fit on the lip of our table, or our kitchen counter, so I borrowed the stand that goes with my Pampered Chef apple peeler/corer/slicer. It worked so well, I bought another stand to keep the winder on all the time. It was just a couple of dollars at Sal’s.
But now, with two winders, I’m borrowing the stand from my apple peeler, once again. Hopefully, it won’t take long for me to find another bargain-priced Pampered Chef apple peeler/corer/slicer/yarn ball winder stand.