it's working fine so far, thanks for your input! I am trying to finish this project using only one hank, otherwise I would have done 2, that is way easier, and I also roll them into one when things start getting messy, so I totally get you.
I know I could've done 2 balls from the 1, but I get all upset if I don't guess at them evenly. (an example of where my OCD leaks into my knitting.)
thanks again! :-D