Last year for Christmas, my father made me a nostepinne out of some black walnut he had been saving from a tree that stood in my grandfather’s Indiana yard 40 years ago.Â It is a really special gift, and I use it a lot.Â
Yes, a ball winder is faster, but a nostepinne is portable, and the natural wood feels very nice in the hand.Â It is easy to use once you get used to it, and makes nice self-pulling balls, especially handy if you knit on the go, looping your ball onto a holder, then on your beltloopÂ and knitting while you walk around.Â You can only do this with a self-pulling ball.
Some yarn I’m prepping (using my nostepinne) for a new project:
More on the project when I getÂ a few inches completed.
Thanks to everyone whoÂ has been leavingÂ suchÂ thoughtful and encouraging comments of late.Â I amÂ truly honored and overwhelmed at the recent traffic on my little blog, and I really appreciate your kind words.Â Those of you with blogs of your own – I am daily inspired and challenged by your creativity and domesticity and artistry.Â Keep posting, I’ll keep reading and learning from you!