Lady in Tweed: “I have just knit myself this lovely Tweedex cardigan out of yarn that I had to put on layaway for six months before I could even start, and dammit to everlasting fire and brimstone, I’ve got a whole ball left over… a whole ball! I am thinking I really would like to knit a pair of gloves, or socks to match my tweed cardigan, but I need fine sport yarn, and as far as I know this yarn, in this amazing red color, only comes in worsted weight. Bah humbug!”
Lady in Tweed: “Oh, but wait, if I could somehow unravel, disentangle, or, um, untwist the two strands, then I would get two balls from the yarn with half the thickness. Oh, and that would be double the yardage too! I would have one hundred grams of fine weight tweed to then make a pair of gloves or socks from. Hmm, most definitely.
[ Looks off into the distance with smug contemplation. ]
Lady in Tweed: “Heavens to Betsy, I think I’ve got a plan!”
Jen: So yes, its back to getting the drop spindle out to use it for something completely different, and I just have to say ” watch this space ! “