Thursday, May 11, 2017

Rolling, Rolling, Rolling

I quite like rolling skeins into balls by hand. I like the feel of the wool and winding this way and that to get a neat ball. But it's very time consuming. With a lot of skeins to wind, it makes much more sense to set up the skein holder and ball winder:

When all goes well, a skein  winds into a ball in a couple of minutes. But some skeins become very muddled during the dyeing process and untangling them can be tedious and time consuming, whatever method you use. I still have more spinning to do for my blanket, but all the dyeing is done and that wool now rolled into balls, ready to crochet.

12 comments:

  1. I enjoy rolling balls of yarn also! I love the feel of wool in my hands. Your basket of beautiful balls of yarn gives me the urge to knit!

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  2. When you roll by hand, cam you make the yarn come out of the center? That's a lot of rolling/ winding!

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    1. I think there is a way of doing that but I don't bother.

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  3. Your balls of wool look delicious! - isn't a nostepinde the tool you use for centre-wound balls? I no longer knit very much, but I still drape the skeins over chair backs and spend as long as it takes to wind the yarn - quite enjoy doing that.

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    1. Yes. A friend of mine had a nostepine but we couldn't work out how to use it!

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  4. I completely understand that peaceful calm feeling before the making of the project, I feel this way with winding shuttles and paintbrushes ๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐ŸŒน

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  5. You have a nice little production line going!

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  6. All of your work amazes me!! :)
    Great colors!! :)

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  7. As a kid mom would get one of us to hold our hands out as she rolled up the balls she needed for a project, great memories.

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  8. Lovely hand dyed and hand wound wool eye candy!

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  9. My mom taught me how to wind wool into soft , evenlying round balls, by placing lefthand fingers under the yarn, then switching positions after every few wounds for evenness. Ages since I wound anything but shuttles ;-P
    Your wool basket looks delicious :-)

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