Usually I put off any errands that try to insert themselves on Tuesdays and Thursdays so that I can keep the day clear for any crochet and blogging emergencies that might arise. But sometimes life intrudes, and I can’t keep my calendar as clear as I would like. Today was one such Tuesday, but I was ready, and spent my afternoon unravelling.
Regular readers are aware that I am in the middle of making not one, but two, crochet troll hats, and today, as I had a period of time that I would be waiting, I needed a project to take with me. Something that was at least somewhat self-contained and that didn’t require a huge amount of crochet infrastructure for me to be able to work on it while limited by space.
Enter the first of two troll hats I am working on.
I had all of the yarn/troll hair secured that I intended to secure, and the next step was to unravel the yarn. It seemed like just the pret a porte project for the occasion:
As is clear from the above photo, as of this morning, I had not gotten very far with my unravelling efforts.
In fact, most of my time had been spent trying to figure out a more efficient way to unravel the yarn, but to no avail.
However, while I found myself with nothing to do but sit for more than an hour, with said hat, I soon came up with an innovation in unraveling:
I simply twisted a strand of yarn counterclockwise, and then, when space opened up in the bottom of strand of yarn, I inserted a small, rather pointed, yarn needle and separated the plies of yarn.
By the time my waiting was over, I had made substantive and substantial progress:
That innovation eventually led to yet another innovation, and
It turns out that one afternoon unravelling is not quite enough time to prepare the troll hat hair, but I did make progress, one twist and one ply at a time.