Mystery House

Horror # 9: Don’t Try This at Home

Winding 1

File this under Activities Which Are Not Recommended:  Winding a 1750 yard skein with a swift that isn’t quite big enough.  It is not the best way to have a pleasant morning.

Winding 2

Think I’ll make it?


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  1. Whoah….

    Posted 9 years ago
  2. * Chris says:

    Make it how? Outlook doubtful for getting that into a single ball without pulling it off the ballwinder and doing the end manually…

    Posted 9 years ago
  3. * cursingmama says:

    So – how many balls did you end up with?

    Posted 9 years ago
  4. * kmkat says:

    Nope. No way. You will be forced to break the yarn. Been there, done that, got the t-shirt.

    Posted 9 years ago
  5. * Connie says:

    Been there – done that. Good luck 🙂

    Posted 9 years ago
  6. * Lorette says:

    You’ll have to excuse me, but I couldn’t stop laughing at this one. That is going to one big-ass ball of yarn.
    What’s the yarn by the way? I think I have something in the stash that looks like that.

    Posted 9 years ago
  7. * Kelly says:

    Hehe…looks scary. I wound 1300+ yards of laceweight yesterday; it’s shocking how small the final ball was.
    I have to say, though, even when the swift is plenty big, winding 1700 yards of anything is no fun.

    Posted 9 years ago
  8. * Guinifer says:

    Looks like three cakes to me.

    Posted 9 years ago
  9. * Ann says:

    Hey, why didn’t you just come over and use my swift and ball winder?

    Posted 9 years ago

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