If you work with yarn, then you know of what I speak.(
The dreaded tangle.
I won this one! Four days. I almost gave up several times, but as long I can make progress, I keep going. It helps strengthen my patience, and while I don't want to do this all the time, it does relax me and I find it very calming, and mindless busy work.
Anything worth doing is worth doing right,
I've only had one time where I had to throw the yarn away. I contacted the company, and they sent me what was lost plus some extra with apologies. It happens.
These two look a little rough, not today because I'm tired of looking at it. But tomorrow I will shape up the balls. That is why I never pull from a skein and begin a project. Always round them up first.
So now I can can work the granny ripple. Just not today :)