Anyway, I was in a hurry last night to wind the Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine. I had two skeins and I didn’t want to lose two hours of prime knitting time rolling the yarn into a ball by hand. That is what I’ve been doing lately. I lay the skein on my lap and roll it into a ball. When I have time I don’t mind and I haven’t got a great place to attach the umbrella swift and ball wonder. The inherited tables are in too good a shape to scratch them attaching stuff. All I have left is the kitchen counter. It works just fine but they are kind of close.
The problem I’ve run into is with the skeins once they’ve been wound. They’re really tight. Way tighter than is probably good for the yarn. What can I do to prevent this? Is it just the nature of the beast? Is the ball winder too close to the swift? Is the swift not spinning fast enough or maybe too fast? Any ideas?