More than a dozen volunteers stepped up, “drooling over the delicious detangling it promises,” as one member put it. The project, about the size of a lamb, was carried in a bedsheet to places such as a library and a park, where detanglers picked at it together. It also made its way to the homes of several detanglers.
“Best of luck to the next detangler,” one of the volunteers wrote. “This one, I regret to say, defeated me.”
The final unraveler, Melissa Kwan, 30, of Irvine, Calif., says the mess “kind of just lived on the floor of our apartment” for months. She posted photos of the slowly shrinking mass, with balls of green and red and pink emerging until only a ball of sock yarn and the fuzz of unusable mohair were left. On March 24, 2013, she posted a final photo and the message: “Disaster Handled.”
If these knitters think that's hard, try a snarl of 6 lb test fishing like while standing on a slippery wet rock in the middle of a cold water river.