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socker Posted - 08/27/2009 : 07:57:03 AM
Is a one yard niddy noddy usefull, or just a waste? I often have to head out the door for a couple of days on very short notice, so, I try to keep my travel packs ready to go. So, along with a drop spindle and a few ounces of roving, I was thinking of adding a 1 yard niddy - noddy to my spinning bag. When broken down it would be 3 dowels each about 10 inches long. But, is it going to be too short to be useful?
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Ceil Posted - 03/19/2012 : 9:14:08 PM
I don't know if mine comes out to a yard, but I use it when spinning yarn samples. Totally worthwhile.

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hotzcatz Posted - 03/19/2012 : 4:09:35 PM
The one yard niddy noddy is used for the angora yarn around here. The two yard niddy noddy is for the alpaca and sheep yarn. The one yard niddy noddy here was made from scraps of lumber, mostly old wooden stakes used on political signs during the last election. Could you make two sets of holes in your broom handle, one for the one yard skeins and one for the two yard skeins? Make the noddy arms wider so the two broomstick holes could be closer together so the broomstick wouldn't have to be that long? Then you could have a choice of which size.
socker Posted - 08/27/2009 : 10:38:02 AM
Thanks -- I was thinking the max would be 50 - 100 yards, so that sounds like it would work. I've wrapped around a book before, I even have a few sample yards on a drink coaster right now, but I do like the skein that comes off the niddy - noddy better. As for cost, what I'm going to do is cut a length of old broom handle, drill 2 holes at the right places, then push a section of dowel through each hole, after sanding one end just a little to make it easier to get through.
jaymeKnits Posted - 08/27/2009 : 10:19:09 AM
For spindling or sampling I think it can be useful. But I wouldn't want to put too much on there. Maybe no more than 75 or 100 yards. I have a smallish one but I think it's 1.5 yards. I rarely use it since I rarely spin with a spindle but for small amounts it works nicely. If you don't want to spend the money though you can always use a book or even your arm to wrap the yarn around.

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