Saturday, September 14, 2013

Oh snap! I have a problem...

and a headache.

My knitting and spinning time has been severely compromised of late due to life. On my wheel most recently has been some gorgeous Merino superwash top hand dyed in the colorway "Biker Chick" by one of my fave indie dyers: Knitted to a T. It is black and an insanely vibrant hot pink. 

Friday night I finished spinning it and was preparing to start the plying process. Pulled the bobbin off my wheel and the bottom piece of the bobbin fell off releasing a cascade of sproingy fiber with a whole lot of twist going on. Crap!!!!

Tried stuffing it back on and cramming the base on...of course that did not work.   The only way I can think to salvage this vast amount of knitting beauty potential is to very very carefully unwind onto a second bobbin, trying not to disturb twist as much as possible, then spin it back onto a third bobbin in my usual spinning twist direction THEN hopefully plying from that. 

Curious what exploding high twist single ply looks like?  It's like a train wreck...you can't NOT look...


Sigh...

3 comments:

  1. Oh god, that's horrifying! I think I actually shuttered.

    Good luck!

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  2. OMG, Dina, I'm so sorry this happened to you! This is SO much worse than that pink skein of yarn we wrangled a few years ago. :( But if you want help, I'm here for ya!

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