Can y’all please help a sister out?
I saw one in operation at a craft fair and DH (my VP of Winding Operations) and I were fascinated. Like SUPER fascinated. As I will do anything to get my pretty, squishy skeins wound in a timely fashion, as in this calendar year or millennium, I went out and ordered one! And even put it together, all by myself!
Now, how do I use it? The provided instructions consist of a single sentence that makes no sense to me, “tie the ends of the skein together.” And a second page shows a screw to tighten if the spindle gets loose. That’s it.
I put a skein of Yowza on it, figuring that would be the best break-in I could do, and it broke me! The skein was all loose and floppy, even though I started with good tension. FWIW, I clamped my winder on the top of it, as I had seen in the demonstration. And I looked on YouTube, but I’m either searching for the wrong terms or nobody else uses one of these.
Any clues, help, or anything to put me on the right path? I’m a whiz at research, but I need a tiny little nugget to get me started.
Thanks in advance!
Deb the Clueless