I’ve been here and there in the lounge, but this seems like the most likely thread to bring up Something That Makes Me Crazy. Does anyone else have this problem? It’s with so-called pull skeins… you know, the ones designed for you to pull the yarn out from the inside? Except that in my case (and surely I’m not the only one), the end that you’re supposed to pull is so artfully hidden in the deep, dark depths of the skein that I end up pulling out a HUGE glob of yarn that’s half the skein just so I can find the end. Does anyone have a trick for this? (And please don’t tell me just to start from the outside. Tonight’s last-straw effort was for a second sock, and if I start the yarn from the outside, the stripes will be in the reverse order, when I’m trying to make them symmetrical.)
Why can’t yarn manufacturers just leave the end to the outside, as we do when we wind the yarn ourselves?