Monday, September 6, 2010

P.I.T.A.

Are you wondering what this stands for? Once in a while I have to deal with tangled skeins in the process of re-skeining my yarn and they are a royal Pain In The A**. So, I call them PITA's. They put me in a bad mood, so I've decided to give them away. It takes me more time to try and get them untangled than it is worth, someone else can have a go at it. It probably isn't really a bad tangle if you do it by hand, but since I do it with an electric skein winder, I really don't want to bother. Sometimes I will put them up in samples, but I don't need any now, nor do I want to deal with that anyhow.

So, up for grabs is a Lublu Sock 80/20 Superwash Merino/Nylon 400 yards/100 gram skein of beautiful poppy red. That's what I call the other one in the shop. I'll change the name if anyone can tell me the name of this flower! Leave me your comments and you'll have a chance to win this lovely skein! Last day to comment is Sunday, September 12th. The winner will have 1 week to claim their prize via allforloveofyarn@gmail.com.
It was inspired by this photo submitted by Bonnie for the August colorway contest. Thanks Bonnie!
The new name is Red Bromeliad ~ Thanks to those who know what it is, I don't have much of a green thumb!
 

52 comments:

  1. I love to win against tangles. I also love red!

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  2. I have to say that I find the occasional tangled skein oddly relaxing. I'd give it a good home!

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  3. It can be fun to untangle skeins of yarn, I'd certainly love to give it a home!
    That is a beautiful color by the way

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  4. beedragon (on ravelry)September 6, 2010 at 5:39 PM

    I think the flower is called a Bromeliad... and I'm not averse to a bit of detangling. That red yarn would make lovely Xmas socks or armwarmers :)

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  5. I love tangles!
    The flower is a bromeliad.
    I'm squiggi on ravelry.

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  6. Bring on the tangles!! I love the color!

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  7. That's gorgeous yarn - it would definitely be worth untangling!

    I agree that the flower looks like a bromeliad.

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  8. I'd love a chance to win that! And yes, PITAs are challenging but for this I am willing to brave a tantrum or two while untangling. =) Could use it in the Adopt-An-Elder charity project where we knit socks and scarves and things for elderly Navajo Indians.

    Sheri
    unhallowedashes@comcast.net

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  9. Untangling yarn and sewing on quilt bindings are ways I relax...

    Would give your sweet yarn a good home...

    nhsarab at yahoo dot com

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  10. lovely yarn. think I can untangle it. I think the plant may be a guzmania which is a member of the bromeliad family. patsycoats@bellsouth.net

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  11. I'd love to have a shot of untangling it!

    -bookwormdjibouti on Ravelry

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  12. I would love to give this a shot at untangling!

    globalite on Ravelry

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  13. Wow, that is a gorgeous red! Love, love red. I just happen to be married to the worlds best untangling hubby ever so I want to get it, get it untangled and knit up a pair of gorgeous socks.

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  14. marylemaster on ravelry

    love the color!!

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  15. I love red, and love untangling yarn... does that make me weird? :D Also marusempai on Ravelry.

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  16. I'm totally the same way - love having a good tangle to tackle - somehow therapeutic. Probably a little crazy, but now and then helps me feel like I've done a little something to make the world a better place! LOL! :)

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  17. I've got all the time in the world to untangle some yarn. What a victory when it's all done! That yarn is very beautiful; could always use some red in my stash. =)

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  18. Ooooohhhhh!!!! This is fantastic! I love the color. It's so rich and happy!

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  19. I'm ready for the tangles! Love the red!

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  20. I'd be happy to untangle that beautiful yarn! And hubby would be happy to help...he can't pass up a good puzzle. =}

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  21. Ooo, tangles! I love sitting around and untangling yarn; I must be related to my dad! And that is a stunning color too.

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  22. Tangles? No Problem :) I'll give them a good home! Love the color too...

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  23. Pretty yarn! I wouldn't mind hand winding it into a cake. :)
    Stacey B

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  24. Ooo! Love that color. My hubby tells me I have the patience of a saint, so I will take the loving time and energy to make it neat and smooth.

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  25. such a beautiful color; i'd give it a good home!! maybe as handwarmers.....or parts of a shawl....or maybe even socks!!!

    -oonaghfibersmyth on ravelry

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  26. The yarn is such a beautiful shade of red. It would be worth the P.I.T.A. to untangle just to make something with it.

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  27. Why does it have to be sock yarn? That's the most tempting type of yarn! Not to mention the color - it really does look like a bromeliad!
    I probably wouldn't end up making socks out of it though.... maybe fingerless gloves (you can never have too many!) or miniature amigurumi... I'm leaning more towards the gloves though.... with some sort of lacy or cabling pattern...hmmm...
    I'm Kelsey42 on Ravelry :D

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  28. I love red, love superwash yarn, and my husband just built me a yarn swift for my birthday!

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  29. Red is my favorite accent color and I can see lacy fingerless mitts in my future with this yarn... LOL My daughter is always giving me her tangled yarn to untangle so I see no problem with this task, especially if I get to untangle it for ME! ^_^
    (AND--Sock yarn does not count as stash either so... big bonus for your lucky winner!)

    Tish

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  30. This looks like a lovely yarn. Shame about the tangles for you, but not so for someone here I guess! If I were to be so luck I'm Saffie on Ravelry. Thanks.

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  31. There's a group for that tangle problem on Ravelry, they love to untangle for ya! The flower is a bromeliad, it's very pretty BTW.

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  32. I love untangling! Came here via Rav's Knot a Problem group. And I'm even looking for red sock yarn to make Christmas presents for my family!

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  33. I like to untangle a skein while watching a good movie. :-) Gorgeous bromeliad, but I guess you already knew that!

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  34. hmmmm.....looks like the fire engine has a wee fender bender.

    (i'm wlindboe on rav)

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  35. ooh! i'd love to unwind by untangling your beautiful yarn.

    (i'm nanolam on ravelry)

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  36. I found this from your post in the Ravelry "Knot A Problem" group. I would love to untangle the skein - great fun! :)

    This flower looks like a Bromeliad to me.

    Lisa H. (MeanestMommy on Ravelry)

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  37. I LOVE untangling yarn so much that I don't even complain when my daughter unwound her entire skein of acrylic to make "the house a toy for the kitten". Then did it again a little while later to make a "plate of pink spaghetti" for her dad. (Of course that's her yarn. She is not allowed to touch mine. :D

    That is a fabulous red and I am certain that the winner will give it a great home.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

    BigAshDog on Rav

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  38. pretty for socks... mmmmhmmm

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  39. Sorry, forgot my name ^^^

    Leinlaa157 on ravelry

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  40. Cassiebelle on ravelry. I like red. I like socks. I like detangling. I detangled some sock yarn just last night. So I guess even if I don't win this it is a win-win situation, I'll still knit socks. And other things...

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  41. Found this when checking the Ravelry group Knot a Problem I love to detangle and the red is awesome. I'm JackieLemon on Ravelry.

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  42. Wow! What a pretty red!
    ammorley on Ravlery

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  43. It is a gorgeous red! I'd love to untangle it!

    indigorose on Ravelry

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  44. Mmm, red. The only thing better than red is tangles! Thanks for inviting the Knot a Problem group!

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  45. I think this is quite worthy of detangling. I'd love to give it a try.

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  46. Lovely yarn in a luscious color. Someone will have fun untangling it. I'm glad you visited Knot a Problem group on ravelry. Your PITA will be pure enjoyment for one of us. I hope you will let us know when you have another tangle.
    granjudy

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  47. I love tangles. They are such a fun puzzle... I'm always secretly thrilled when I find knots, or when I'm helping new knitters who inadvertently try to knit from the skein. Such fun. Thank you for giving the tangle away!

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  48. Untangling is a sort of therapy to me—very calming. And I adore red too. So your tangled skein would definitely be welcome—not a PITA—in my stash!

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  49. Lovely color! I love detangling yarn. I just sit on the couch and watch TV and let my hands gently do their thing. DH thinks I should buy a pair of cheap socks from Walmart, frog them, tangle the yarn, untangle it, then knit the socks up again! I'd love to show him this yarn would be SO much better than Walmart socks!
    Imageek on Ravelry

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  50. would love to have a chance to work with this yarn too. the lys here is very traditional and very small so I don't get much exposure to unique yarn
    Bonnie

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  51. OOh! I wanna untangle the Pretty Lady in Red!!

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  52. That is a fantastic bright red! I'd love to wrestle with the tangles..

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