I mean really.
I don't normally rant much about stuff, partly because of my position as a business owner, but mostly because I am a pretty laid-back, open-minded fiber consumer. I don't find a lot of fault with things. I can handle knots in my yarn; I understand it's part of the process, whatever. But what I just encountered is a whole new level of hindrance, and I'm steamed.
I have cleaned up a few projects in the last couple of days, so I picked up my Pippi Entrelacstockings to see if I couldn't finish one sock and at least get it on display (for a reminder, I am knitting them out of Opal Feelings). I am nearing the top, probably about 2 tiers away from the cuff, and I find a knot.
Now as I said, I can handle knots. I think they are part of the yarn creation process and don't begrudge manufacturers for making yarns that have a knot, or even two, in a ball (especially in sock yarn when you have 450+ yards per ball). This knot was a bit annoying b/c it joined to a completely different color, but I didn't mind having to pull out a bit of yarn to match it up to the color I was currently on. But then. . .
I pulled, and the sequence of colors changed. Not just changed, but reversed direction. Not OK. I had to re-wind the entire ball to get the sequence back in the same rainbow-order that I have knit almost the entire sock with. I'm just frustrated enough to put it down and find something else to do for a while.
Take a good look, because you might not see any progress for a while: