Sunday, 7 May 2017
Just a few little projects
This is the way I was taught, so plying from 2 bobbins took some effort. Until I learned to control the tension of the two bobbins, I'd get those tails from that method. One risk with a centre pull ball, is that with fine singles, the centre core can become tangled as it collapses in on itself. To counter act that, you can put something in the centre of the ball to hold it secure. Sometimes I'll wind the ball on a core like a toilet paper roll. Other times, I'll slip my thumb in there, or more often these days, I use a piece of well sanded dowel. As long as you keep your tension even for both threads or ends, no matter what method you use, you should get an even ply, with no little tails sticking out from it. My conclusion is that use whatever method works for you.
I made gluten free gingersnaps, which turned out quite well and are really delicious. I put chocolate chips in 1/3 of the batch, but really, they were just as good without. I'll put the recipe up later, because it finally stopped raining and there is so much to do.
More BFL on the wheel. Nothing on the loom, but lots of ideas. The formica is now on the counter top and not in front of my warping board, so that at least gives me options. Finished and installed kitchen counters are so close that I've been told to research back splash materials..... squee!