You may wonder why a box is front and center today. Mira certainly wondered why I was taking a picture of it.
This, my friends, is what I have been using to make skeins. Necessity is the mother of invention and I needed something to skein off my handspun so I would wrap it around a box.
This proved to be a little tiresome so I decided to make myself a kniddy knoddy.
I went to the local hardware store to find some PVC pipe but they didn't have any stiff pipe that was smaller than 1.25 inches. Which, to my mind would be a little to fat. So I wandered around for a while and found dowels and copper t-joints.
Add a measuring tape, some krazy glue, and a miter saw and you have the recipe for a home made kniddy knoddy.
I cut the end bits to 6 inches and the center one 16 inches. The cut ends got a quick sanding to get rid of the rough edges.
Then I made a skein and was happy that it worked! But the skein looked a little large to me and I thought that a trial on my swift was in order. It turned out to be just as I thought. The skein was about 6 inches to large to fit on the swift.
I shortened the center pole to about 15 inches and now the skein fits the swift perfectly.
It is not the most beautiful kniddy knoddy I have ever seen, but it functions as it should. If I get bored at some point (cue the laughter) I'll give it a paint job.