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.
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.
Un-kinked fluffy yarn (cooled down of course.) !!
**…note…pictures taken after microwaving & I realized how cool this was! ;p