July 26, 2010

sixty-sixth skein

Behold, my sixty-sixth skein. It's a bit puny.

My digital scale is lying to me. I bought 4 ounces of Blue Face Leicester in the colour Long Time No Sea. I weighed it: 4 ounces. I weighed out an ounce and spun it, getting 102 yards. I weighed out another ounce and spun it into 128 yards. I began to suspect. I weighted out another ounce and spun 114 yards. I went to get the last ounce and somehow it only weighed a little over half an ounce. I spun 70 yards out of that.

I put some undyed BFL on the capricious scale and hit the metric/Imperial button. 28 grams. I took the fibre off and placed it back on the scale. 30 grams, for the same amount of fibre. This is not right.

Honest scales and balances are from the LORD; all the weights in the bag are of his making. Proverbs 16:11, NIV
A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight. Proverbs 11:1 KJV


  1. Anonymous30 July, 2010

    I, too find that my scale can be irritable and untrustworthy. It concerns me, considering that I am advertising it at a certain weight! Your yarns are looking beautiful! I cannot wait to see the knitted item that you create with them. Wonderful work. :D

  2. thanks, Gwen! If you like the yarn, you'll like how your fiber does in the lace knitting too: my mom remarked on how the pattern shows off the variation in colour. (And yeah, I'm glad I'm not weighing for sale; that is pretty serious, legally.)


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