Saturday, March 18, 2006

 

In Which I Am A Twat


This is your bobbin that fits on the lazy Kate. It is full of thick-and-thin slightly overspun merino/tencel.




This is your bobbin that fits on the lazy kate. It is not full of thick-and-thin slightly overspun merino/tencel.




This is your bobbin that does NOT fit on the lazy late but that fits onto the wheel, and onto which yarn must be plied from the bobbins that fit the lazy kate. It, alas, is half full of thin-and-thinner slightly overspun merino/tencel.




Any questions?

(and any answers as to how I can ply these two bastards without trying to transfer the stuff from the odd bobbin over to the Ashford bobbin without destroying it?)

Comments:
You could wind the partially-full bobbin on a ballwinder (if you have one -- if not, you could wind one by hand) and ply from bobbin #1 that fits on the lazy kate, and from the ball. OR you can improvise a second lazy kate from a box and an old knitting needle or other metal shaft-like object that can fit through the center of the bobbin and also poke through holes in the box. (This is actually harder to make work than it sounds. Ask me how I know this. But people apparently do it, and succeed.)
Good luck. That sounds like something I would do.
 
Failing the needle through a shoe box method mentioned above, you can enlist the aide of a small or spousal person to hold the needle for the little bit of time it will take to ply. Little bits of time are, of course, relevant to the antsyness of the small person or spousal person involved!
 
I don't know what you guys are all talking about, but that's really pretty!
 
La la la la la la (are you done talking weird spinner stuff yet? ok - pretty yarn!).
 
You could just take the two bobbins, place them gently on a shelf, and call them Art.
 
And I'm just wandering around the house chanting "odd bobbin, odd bobbin, odd bobbin..."
 
If you wish to maximize your swearing capability, you could ply each bobbin back on itself by using the Andean plying method.

A very neat trick for those times when you don't have a bobbin winder handy and might want to cut the circulation off in your hand.

(evil grin)

Actually, I use it quite a bit.
 
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