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From:ritaspins37
Date:November 1st, 2007 06:42 pm (UTC)
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Do you know how to do the russian join? It sounds like it would work for this situation, but I've never tried it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oCmosL-Ggc
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From:fiberaddict
Date:November 1st, 2007 07:10 pm (UTC)
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I had thought of that, but....this yarn is 1 ply froghair, and 1 ply silk sewing thread.....I'm guessing it measures in at +80 WPI (no shit - it's Teeny!). There's NO way a needle will fit thru the froghair part. (Seriously - my handspun is almost the exact size as the sewing thread. I impressed myself with this one! :grin:)

I'm still cogitating over what to do here.......(need to post pics. I really do....)

Oh, and Happy Birthday!!
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From:ritaspins37
Date:November 1st, 2007 08:05 pm (UTC)
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There's another version of this maneuver in which you weave the plies together sort of like a plastic lace key chain. That should work with any size or type of yarn. You would have to unply a couple inches, thread each ply on a sewing needle, then weave back and forth between the plies behind where you've separated. Weave the two strands in opposite directions (silk back and forth, froghair up and down for example) It doesn't stand up to much stress, but the knit stitches will help hold it together.

I've also heard of doing it without doubling back, weave the ends of the old strand between the ends of the new strand. It sounds like a pain in the butt but doable.

Then again you could just spit on it and rub them together between your palms in hopes that the wooly bits will felt a little and hold it together.

Feel free to let me know if I'm being too much of a know-it-all. (I've been teased about that at work, Ugh!)
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From:fiberaddict
Date:November 1st, 2007 11:34 pm (UTC)
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You're not being too much of a know-it-all - I hadn't heard of this procedure!

Let me see what I can do.....I'm thinking I'll probably be too lazy, but you never know. :grin:
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From:ritaspins37
Date:November 2nd, 2007 01:11 pm (UTC)
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and thanks for the b-day wishes.
(spin a yarn)
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