I’ve been working on what might be my biggest spinning project yet, about 13 ounces of Rambouillet, which I bought at Meridian Jacobs Farm a few years ago. http://www.meridianjacobs.com/exec/eHome.asp?verifyCookie=True
I divided the huge amount of roving in two, using my handy digital kitchen scale. Last week I finished up one half, and I was surprised that it only filled one bobbin, considering the huge amount of roving. I usually fill up a bobbin with much less fiber than that!
No matter, I continued on to the second ball. However, as the second bobbin was almost full, I still had this huge ball left. Shouldn’t it be running out by now?
Far left: bobbin #1, pretty much full. Bottom: Bobbin #2, almost full. Top: huge ball of roving still left to spin.
A-ha! Inside my spinning wheel bag I found what was left of huge ball #1. I had assumed I was done with huge ball #1, neglecting to check for more! When I fill up bobbin #2, huge ball #2 should match huge ball #1, more or less. I’m right on track, after all. Silly me.