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« on: April 28, 2008 07:14:52 PM »

Hello all, forgive me if this isn't a good place to post this. I've recently acquired my darling mom's spinning wheel as well as her stash of wool, both of which have been laying around for a good 10 years. So this week I've finally figured out how to use the darn thing and am currently filling up one of the empty bobbins. Now my question is: is it a bad idea to try to ply the stuff I've spun today with the bobbin she sent me? I have no idea when she spun it up but I want to say it's been at least five years. The singles are pretty close to the same size, hers maybe a bit looser, but it's all wool from the same lamb(I met him once Wink ). Thanks in advance for any thoughts or advice-
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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2008 07:16:44 AM »

Well, if you have concerns that the twist in the yarn that she spun has relaxed somewhat, you could always run her yarn through the wheel again (onto an extra bobbin), adding more twist.  Then when you ply the two together, you'd be more likely to end up with a balanced yarn.   Other than that, I don't see what other problems you might have.  Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2008 10:52:09 AM »

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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2008 06:32:00 PM »

Thank you for the replies:) I think I will try to add more twist to my mom's yarn as soon as I've got my own bobbin filled. I'm in the process of moving so I don't get to play with it as much as I would like. I'll be sure to let you know how it turns out. Thanks again!
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