So far I'm getting lots of people who have entered their name in to the drawing for my PVC Niddy Noddy and I could not be more excited! If you're not yet one of those people, just make sure you follow my blog and then go to the previous post and leave me a comment! I'll pull a random number next Sunday, July 4th, and the give away is open to anyone in the world!
I did get a few questions about the purpose of a Niddy Noddy (or Niddy Naughty as one commenter pointed out. hehe), and since illustrations always work best...
A Niddy Noddy is capable of taking any yarn (such as this summery yarn I got in the mail from my $10 Swap partner today. Thanks ScrapingD!)...
and turn it in to a pretty hank, like this!
by a process that looks something like this:
You just hold the yarn in the same hand that's holding the center bar and wrap the yarn around and around with the other hand. Here's a YouTube video from JoyofHandSpinning that shows exactly how that's done. She also uses a beautiful traditional Niddy Noddy made of wood. Love (1). This process is useful for dyers, spinners, or even just anyone who likes to store their yarn in hanks instead of messy balls. :)
Also, because the overall length of the tool is 18", it manages to produce something close to a 2 yard skein, which gives you a quick and dirty estimate of how many yards you have in your skein.
As a side benefit, I've also proven that my spray paint for plastics didn't come off on my yarn, YAY! For those who noticed that one of the arms is bent in the picture above it's because I didn't glue all the pieces together so I can ship it in a little bitty box. I have the four arms are glued to the center "T" piece on my own, but I didn't glue the long arm to the short sides so that I could store it like so: