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« on: November 06, 2008 06:05:08 PM »

Hello!

I've recently borrowed a friends older Ashford Traditional spinning wheel and I've got a question or two perhaps you kind people could help me out with! So I sat down last night and got the hang of threadling and started working with some wool, but I'm confused as to what to do next. I only have one bobbin (the owner of the wheel doesn't know where the other two bobins are that came with it when she bought it back in the 70's) which now has about 2-3 oz. of spun up wool on it and I'm not sure what to do? Should I transfer it onto one of my knitting needles? Or perhaps two needles? I would like to keep spinning but will run out of space on my bobbin soon.

Thanks for reading! I'm really looking forward to joining in the Fiber Fridays soon!

ETA: I also just kind of bought some more wool (3#s) from sheep shed studio so I think I might be addicted!
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« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2008 06:07:19 AM »

You'll want to skein this up using a niddy noddy or skein winder.

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Or, you can do what I did when I first started ...  I took a metal hanger and bent it in a square a skeined (wrapped) the yarn on that.

If you want to go real low tech, skein the yarn around your hand and elbow. 

Tie the skein in no less than 4 places (I generally use 6-8 ties).  Fill the sink with warm soapy water, put yarn in & let sit for 15 minutes.  Drain sink, remove yarn, fill sink with warm clear water (I sometimes add a squirt of hair conditioner), put yarn in and let sit another 15 minutes.  Drain sink.  Gently squeeze water from yarn, go outside and twirl yarn around (removes more water and will redistribute twist), hang to dry.

Take picture and post on Fiber Friday.
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OmniSilence
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2008 10:41:10 AM »

Ah! The vital step that I have been missing! Thank you so much! As soon as it's ready, it'll be up on Fiber Fridays! Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2008 11:05:12 AM »

Glad to be of help!
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