After our wild weekend of wool, I settled in for a quiet spin last night. I filled most of a bobbin before a small calamity arose – a lost end, gone in the wooliness that is my woolen spun Columbia fleece.
Happily, I had a bit of a lifeline. I don’t recall where I saw this tip, but I’m glad I did see it and put it into practice. I fill my bobbins from one end to the other, and rather than work my way back to the other end of the bobbin, I move immediately to the far end and work my way back. See what happens? You get a strand of yarn running roughly perpendicular across the wound singles upon which you wind your next course.
And when you permanently lose an end, you never have to cut back more than to that perpendicular thread. I barely lost any at all here.
One more storage bobbin filled, and disaster averted.
I hope you enjoy your Brenda Dane class tonight, and that you report on it soon!