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aladdinsane Tue 30-Jul-13 18:01:16

Thank you, I can remember sitting holding wool for my aunt- arms aching!

Dutchoma Tue 30-Jul-13 14:50:54

Don't let anybody tell you that it is possible to knit or crochet from a skein, it will be the most awfl mess. If you have no one to hold it for you put it on the back of an upright dining chair and wind it from there.

DwellsUndertheSink Tue 30-Jul-13 13:32:03

Thank you OP: You just evoked some happy memories of holding a skein while granny rolled it into balls....!

craftynclothy Tue 30-Jul-13 13:24:30

I would. I think technically it's possible to knit/crochet from the skein but it's far easier to wind into a ball so it doesn't tangle.

aladdinsane Tue 30-Jul-13 13:16:36

I feel a little silly asking this
I have bought some wool - it is not in balls but skeins do I have to roll in into a ball before I can use it?

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