Spin-away #2: Working for consistancy

Hey Everyone,

So this time, my bobbin is filling with Brown Jacob wool. It is a lovely dark brown with a bit of cream mixed in, giving it a almost heathery purple hue.

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I have one full bobbin and one partial bobbin, and I had finished my first 1/2 lb ball of roving. I wanted to have *Hopefully* similar lengths of singles on each bobbin for plying. So what am I to do, with no scale to use?

Make an improvised balance!

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So since my spinning is still less than consistent, my hope is that by spinning similar weights of wool per bobbin, I will end up with about the same length of yarn*Crossing fingers*. Now since I already have yarn on both bobbins, I am also basing my balance on the belief that the bobbins have a similar mass when empty. So I tossed one bobbin per bag, and hung it where it could tilt freely as I removed lengths of roving from my second 1/2 lb of roving until the hanger appeared to be relatively level.

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The extra lengths of roving have been set aside for later use, or to be added to the next couple pounds when I have saved up my crafting budget once more. I fully intend to order several more pounds of this lovely Brown Jacob from AlbaRanch again. The Goal project is a Sontag Shawl. We shall see where the spinning and knitting adventures take me this time…

Until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

GelflingandCo.

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