Sunday, January 2, 2011

Sunday Wonders - N

N is for Niddy-noddy.


I've had this for a while.  It's very handy when you have a pile of frogged yarn that needs to be skeined for washing and/or dyeing.  The yarn is wound in what seems like a complicated pattern - it's not really - and then when you slip it off - voila! a skein instead of a ball.  I can also measure the yardage that I have as well since it's exactly a yard all the way around.  There are lots of different types and mostly the niddy-noddies are made of wood.  Wendy  (my spinning mentor) made me one from plastic pipes a few years ago.  I can just twist it and store it flat.  Ingenious device all round.  And I now find that it's necessary for finishing the spinning process.  Glad I have one.


Here is my first 10 yards of hand spun yarn.   I have a long way to go this year.  But I'm sure this could be a trim on something, some day.

11 comments:

Rose said...

Very pretty! I have yet to try spinning, but feel I will one day.

Rachel Cotterill said...

What a good device - I haven't seen one of those before. Happy new year! :)

Rudee said...

Your yarn is beautiful! I'm so impressed with your progress, and for some reason now, I have an insane desire to eat a candy cane!

Couldn't live without my niddy-noddy, either. I have yet to buy a nostepinne, but it's on my wish list.

Angie said...

Haven't seen one of these for a long time - think I must have given it away when I gave up spinning. Often wondered how it got that name. Your spinning is looking good.

Ginny said...

I guess I've never seen one of these before. What a funny name!

Gill - That British Woman said...

what a neat thing, and useful too. Love the colours of your yarn,

Gill

Peg said...

I wish I had a niddy-noddy, just so I could say the word! Now I need to find out what a nostepinne is!

cindy said...

Now this is a handy dandy gadget for measuring your yarn. Hand spun for the first time, great job and I like the colour

deb said...

Congrats on your first 10 yards of handspun! Reminds me of a candy cane.

Lindy MacDuff said...

Is there anything you can't do? My goodness, you are a gifted and talented person. Your hand-spun yarn is beautiful! The color reminds me of candy canes. =9

Wishing you many blessings in this new year!

jeannette said...

since I don't know anything about spinning, this looks great to me - my first thought was the same as Rudee's: candy cane! Have a happy New year, Friend!

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