I had a most excellent time this weekend visiting a sheep farm, learning to dye yarn using a one-pot method, snorgling baby goats, and touring a wool mill. Whew. Lots of stuff to see. Now I can fully appreciate how much effort goes into making a single ball of yarn!
Album of pics available for your viewing pleasure here.
Now, once you soak it, dye it and cook the yarn, it takes a LONG TIME to dry. When I got home Saturday evening my yarn was still in fairly soggy hanks. I hung it up in the bathroom over the showerhead and left it alone. But this afternoon I had too much time on my hands and decided to help speed it along.
So I took two of the four hanks and put them in the dryer. Now, lest you panic, please know that it was superwash wool. So that part was fine. I only put them in for 10 minutes.
However, one of the hanks managed to untie itself and became a 454 yard of giant knottedness. Seriously. One ginormously huge knot. Ugh.
I spent the next three hours untangling said knot, supervised by Monkey of course.
The good news is that I am liking this yarn more in a ball than I did in the hank. I can't wait to see how it knits up. Look for a swatch in the near future!