Last Saturday, the other spinner in my knitting group, Chris, shared with me this nifty little trick to use when I run out of spindles and need to transfer yarn to a "holder".
Toilet paper tubes! Take an empty toilet paper tube (remove all the remaining bits of paper), then tape it onto the spindle of a ball winder. My toilet paper tube seemed a little flimsy, so I wrapped it in some pretty purple floral (with glitter) card stock.
Then, I taped the tube to the base of the ball winder's spindle. I cut a little notch in the top to hold the initial end of the soy silk that I had spun while I wound the silk onto the intermediate spindle.
The coolest thing about this is that I can put that intermediate spindle onto the lazy kate and ply with the silk from there. So glad Chris shared this tip, or I would have been really stuck and wouldn't have been able to ply Rocket's 'Taffy" that I showed off yesterday. Thanks Chris!