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Clown Knitting: Desperate Measures July 25, 2013

Sometimes, the silver lining in the cloud is actually platinum…

While changing skeins in some hand-paint, I realized that there would be a much smoother transition if some mixing of the two could take place.

This, but of course, is a popular technique where you alternately knit a couple of rows using two – different balls of yarn until it looks nice and mingled with no pooling…

Trouble was, I’d used all but a couple of yards of the first yarn AND because I’d continued knitting a section upwards, I couldn’t simply rip back to free up a few rows worth of yarn. Talk about complicated!

Then I remembered: The Swatch.

It just might have enough to do the trick added to the small amount on hand.

So I frogged it – using my ball winder.

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Then it occurred to me –

The center of the winder could be detached from its base.

So, I took it off the winder and lightly moistened the outside of the new skein.

Then, I stuck the whole thing in a sandwich-sized plastic bag and MICROWAVED it for 20 seconds.

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Un-kinked fluffy yarn (cooled down of course.) !!

**…note…pictures taken after microwaving & I realized how cool this was! ;p

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