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Old 10-02-2006, 08:41 AM   #11
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it seems when i wind slower it is looser and a lot of times skeins wind looser for me than hanks do (I only wind skeins when the yarn vomit is outta control!)
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Old 10-02-2006, 08:46 AM   #12
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Sometimes I find I get it tight on the winder, too, when the yarn doesn't want to spin easily on the swift. It creates too much tension, I guess. When I take the ball off the winder, I usually put my finger under the strand that's across the top to make sure I don't lose the end.
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Old 10-02-2006, 08:50 AM   #13
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Ok, I think Ingrid that is my problem is never having grabbed the tail.
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Old 10-02-2006, 03:15 PM   #14
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I am like bren, when I wind too fast then the ball is tight, so I just wind it slower
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Old 10-02-2006, 04:38 PM   #15
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Ah! Thanks. I think I've been trying to set land speed records when I am winding. I'll try slowing down (but that does take away from my knitting time )

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