This is not even what I started with – I had already wound several yards off onto my niddy-noddy when I took this photo! This is actually about a year’s worth of cotton spinning. Several years ago I bought a pound of cotton sliver, and have been slowly working my way through it I don’t have any particular project in mind, and it’ll be a very long time before I’ll really be able to use my loom again, so I had figured it would be OK if it took me forever. I don’t think I’d accounted for losing my ball-winder, and then wanting the bobbin for something else. I’m not even going to speculate on how much yardage is here! Do you have any idea how sore a shoulder can get from having to manually wind off this much thread?