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purlwise
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Posted - 05/30/2005 :  2:27:04 PM  Show Profile  Visit purlwise's Homepage Send purlwise a Private Message
Just thought I would share a link to this unique niddy noddy.

http://tinyurl.com/d7srd

Some might not like it's simple design but I think it's the most functional one that I've ever used. Why?, well I always seem to wind my yarn on my niddy noddy too tight and then have a hard time getting the skein off. With this niddy noddy, that problem is eliminated because the side bars are removable.

I've seen it at a couple of classes that I've taken this year but couldn't find a source to purchase one. A local shop owner (who owns one herself) mentioned that she thought the maker was no longer in business because she hasn't been able to contact him for several years now.

I just did another Google search and found a source. It looks like the maker, Howell's, in back in business and Village Spinning & Weaving (www.villagespinweave.com) is carrying his products.


Regards,
Melinda
www.purlwise.com

azknitter
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Posted - 05/30/2005 :  4:02:35 PM  Show Profile Send azknitter a Private Message
They make nice weaving shuttles too!

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ragtimedog
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Posted - 05/30/2005 :  6:13:52 PM  Show Profile  Visit ragtimedog's Homepage Send ragtimedog a Private Message
Nice! I made one out of pvc pipe because I was disgusted with the pretty wooden one I bought that all the yarn would slide off of. I do a similar thing - just pull one of the cross pieces off. I have enough pipe to make several sizes, but just haven't gotten around tuit.
lil

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to forgive, canine
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lella
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Posted - 07/08/2005 :  10:06:47 AM  Show Profile Send lella a Private Message
Very nice niddy noddys...

OT: I like that Magicraft Little Gem II wheel from the same URL. I wonder what the rolling treadle action is and what it means to my ankles. Hmmmmm? Must see it!



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Stacey14
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Posted - 07/08/2005 :  10:10:30 AM  Show Profile  Visit Stacey14's Homepage Send Stacey14 a Private Message
I have a PVC one too that I made (a whopping $1.60!) and I love it for that same reason - the ends pull out, so after I wind, I pop the end out and the skein comes right off. Also, I can dye and wash yarn right on it! Submursable! :)

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