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    Charlotte Purls

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    and they call me 'Mommy'...

    Drips and dribbles of my life and the things that peak my interest... mainly the kidlets and knitting.

    Thursday, April 03, 2008

    Winding a ball

    I would love to have a swift and barn baller that makes such pretty little yarn cakes, but I also want a nostepinne. What's THAT you ask? And old fashioned, low tech tool for winding yarn from an unusable skein of twisted yarn into a useable center pull ball or 'cake'. I finally hand wound my first ball of yarn today, on an ink pen. It worked fairly well, but I will say my ball is tiny since it is Koigu mill ends. Only 11g in this ball. I have no idea how I will handle a larger full size skein, but this wasn't bad, and makes me think to a certain degree I might enjoy winding by hand.

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