I hate yarn tails so much. This is not a well kept secret. Sewing them into my projects after I’m done is the absolute worst. When I crochet, I like to crochet right over tails so that I don’t have to fiddle with them later. But when I knit? Sigh. Weaving in yarn tails is pretty much the one thing I hate about knitting and I literally put it off until the last possible second.
I know that I should weave them in as I go along. At the very least, I should sew them in as soon as I’m done knitting my project instead of letting the whole thing sit around, gathering dust with a bunch of tails flapping in the breeze. That way, I wouldn’t have a bunch of potholders – each of which is made with two strands of yarn held together, meaning twice the number of tails – and dishrags to finish one day before I try to sell them in an art festival.
You’ve probably already guessed that what I just described was not a hypothetical situation.
A few months ago, I had yarn tails in three pairs of potholders and one pair of dishrags to weave in before blocking. All this on the day before an art festival where I planned to offer all of these for sale.
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