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tashabear
tashabear
whoa.
http://community.livejournal.com/spinningfiber/821330.html

Moment of dissonance: she spun her singles really thin, plied them, had only 90 yards at the end, and filled a jumbo bobbin? Her concept of really thin and that of... um... the rest of the world must differ widely.

i feel: bitchy bitchy

11 trips or shoot the rapids
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mariora From: mariora Date: April 8th, 2006 05:00 pm (UTC) (base camp)
holy moly! I can get about 450 yard of singles on my regular Kromski bobbins.

And I dont think that's thin.
kathrynt From: kathrynt Date: April 8th, 2006 05:18 pm (UTC) (base camp)
on my regular damn ASHFORD bobbins, I can get 1100 yards if I spun actually thin, on the double drive. And Ashford has the tiniest bobbins in existence.
esmerel From: esmerel Date: April 8th, 2006 05:44 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Really thin = somewhat smaller than suspension bridge cables, apparently.
mariora From: mariora Date: April 8th, 2006 05:52 pm (UTC) (base camp)
This amused me greatly.
emmacrew From: emmacrew Date: April 8th, 2006 05:52 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I said that as politely as I could.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: April 8th, 2006 06:28 pm (UTC) (base camp)
ohthankgod... it wasn't just me.
emmacrew From: emmacrew Date: April 8th, 2006 06:28 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Not at all.
From: kemeticmiranda Date: April 8th, 2006 06:33 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I'm not sure how much I can pack on a Wernekinck bobbin. I'll let you know when I fill this one. I'm spinning lace weight-ish right now. But........ uhm...... I'm thinking a lot more than 90 yards.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v143/Tareshen/P3260001.jpg

That's my idea of really thin. I could be wrong though.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: April 8th, 2006 06:36 pm (UTC) (base camp)
At 90 yards for 4 oz, I think her skein would be considered bulky, if not superbulky. Yours would likely be the heavy end of sock weight.
From: kemeticmiranda Date: April 8th, 2006 06:43 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I'll put it on the wrap gauge when I finish this bobbin. That measuring tape is kinda big. This is merino and it demands to be spun small. But I have 250 grams of it and it's gonna take me a while.

I should take a pic with the known sock yarn. I'm just having a great time learning and paying more attention to getting it consistent than worrying about weight. Plus I'm still learning the ins and outs of this new-to-me wheel.

I don't have a close up of the llama I last spun and it was 20WPI.
vickieldredge From: vickieldredge Date: April 22nd, 2006 11:18 am (UTC) (base camp)
And all of her ensuing clarifications and testiness doesn't take away from the original tone of her post. Really thin, huh? Wow. I have never seen anyone that actually spun rope before. Again - wow.
11 trips or shoot the rapids