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« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2008 06:35:33 AM »

Oh sure, gettin' all technical on us.  Wink

In the past I have just wound from either end of the hank into two balls roughly the same size.  I didn't have a friend to help me wind, or even one to hold the yarn, and I don't have a swift, so picture me on the couch with a hang wrapped around my feet, first winding one ball for a few loops, then the other, and figuring that they were freaking close enough, thanks, by the end.  Cheesy

it's might be easier if you put the yarn skein on the back of a chair, count the loops, then wind one ball for 1/2 the loops, cut the yarn, then wind the 2nd ball. (If there's a 100 loops, each ball is 50 loops)
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« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2008 07:55:06 PM »

I do not have cats.  But I have a large dog and a small child.  It was interesting.

Oh sure, gettin' all technical on us.  Wink

In the past I have just wound from either end of the hank into two balls roughly the same size.  I didn't have a friend to help me wind, or even one to hold the yarn, and I don't have a swift, so picture me on the couch with a hang wrapped around my feet, first winding one ball for a few loops, then the other, and figuring that they were freaking close enough, thanks, by the end.  Cheesy

it's might be easier if you put the yarn skein on the back of a chair, count the loops, then wind one ball for 1/2 the loops, cut the yarn, then wind the 2nd ball. (If there's a 100 loops, each ball is 50 loops)


Yes.  That does sound easier.  Far easier than deciding never ever to need more than one ball of the same yarn ever again in my life.  Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2008 11:23:09 PM »

Oh, yes, and spread from chair to front door and back to back door and all around all legs of anything and everything in between! Nope. to do that I'd have to go into the bedroom and shut the door!
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« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2008 10:45:14 PM »

Oh sure, gettin' all technical on us.  Wink

In the past I have just wound from either end of the hank into two balls roughly the same size.  I didn't have a friend to help me wind, or even one to hold the yarn, and I don't have a swift, so picture me on the couch with a hang wrapped around my feet, first winding one ball for a few loops, then the other, and figuring that they were freaking close enough, thanks, by the end.  Cheesy

it's might be easier if you put the yarn skein on the back of a chair, count the loops, then wind one ball for 1/2 the loops, cut the yarn, then wind the 2nd ball. (If there's a 100 loops, each ball is 50 loops)


That is brilliant! I plan on trying this theory quite soon. Thanks for the idea. Smiley
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