Well I have to say this, I do not feel guilty about it. I actually played 2 skeins of yarn and spun another 2 skeins of yarn yesterday. I have not measured ounce for ounce but to the naked eye it seems to get twice the amount of yarn on the bobbin. I think this may be due to the way the yarn is wound onto the bobbin. I have to say that John really knows how to pick out birthday presents. Thank you John.