Finishing Border Collie Yarn

I finally got a full spindle of border collie yarn! Yay! Project 1 of 10,000 complete.
So I set the twist! I didn’t have a niddy noddy so I make shifted one out of a cheap plastic picture frame I had lying around.

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I wrapped the yarn gently- not too tight or it would break- and tied it off with two figure 8 knots to keep it from tangling.

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Then I submerged it in my kitchen sink full of hot water for about 10 minutes. There wasn’t a lot of yarn, so it didn’t take long to soak through.

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Then I squeezed out the excess water by hand and towel, and then I got to the fun part- THWAPPING! I coined that term, it’s not a widely used fiber crafting term… It’s more an onomatopoeia for the sound it makes when you smack the yarn on the towel to felt it some. Thwap! Thwap! Thwap!
*giggles* definitely the most fun part.
Once the extra water was out, I hung it up to dry. You want to weight it some while it’s drying to pull out extra twist so I used a coat hanger.
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Pretty simple!

Then I wound it into a center pull ball (by hand!) And here’s the finished product!

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I got my methodology from this video on YouTube, MeganERisk Tutorials- super entertaining, and also very informative.
Please as always feel free to ask any questions or share your own experiences in the comments below!
Happy Spinning Saturday! πŸ™‚

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2 thoughts on “Finishing Border Collie Yarn

  1. Wow! Pretty darn cool!
    How long did it take to get this much fur to make that much yarn? I had always wanted a ‘dog sweater’… but I don’t think my guys shed enough. .. Can’t believe I just wrote that! I have to vacuume a lot!

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