Found My Nostepinne

I’m winding off some mini skeins for upcoming projects and using my big yarn winder is a bit bulky. Then I remembered my Kromski Nostepinne. I found a couple of videos online to refresh my memory and finally managed to get what is resembling a cake of yarn instead of an egg of yarn.

I’m winding a series of mini skeins and simply knotting the ends for now as I wind them. I’ve just finished the white skein. Next up are these mini skeins to be wound on top of the white, from left to right…

These skeins equal a 400 yd/ 100 g skein of fingering yarn. I’m thinking of knitting a cowl out of this combo.

The diagonal mini skein sampler scarf is coming along. I’ve started the third mini skein and should be able to knit one mini skein a day while working on other things as well. This is the cake I wound on the Strauch yarn winder and I’m knitting from the center of the cake instead of the outside like I normally do.

This will be my birthday scarf. I love fall colors and this will be perfect to jazz up my wardrobe. This set consists of seven skeins totaling 560 yds.

I just finished rewinding this set of six mini skeins. My first attempt with the nostepinne was too egg shaped to suit me. This is better and will sit on either end and not roll around. I will use these hand wound cakes from the center. I have some small draw string project bags that work perfectly with these hand wound cakes. I can close the bag and pull the yarn from the center and not worry about yarn barfs. This set will be another scarf project.

Published by thenerdyyarnlady

I am a Native Texan, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Catholic Convert residing in rural North East Texas since 1975 when I married my husband and this small town girl became a country girl. I was taught to knit at the age of ten and discovered the writings of Elizabeth Zimmerman shortly after I married. I learned to ‘unvent’ things as I went along, to create my own patterns and generally have a blast with yarn and needles. In the mid 1980’s I explored the idea of spinning my own yarn and eventually got interested in weaving on a floor loom. I have three spinning wheels and a 24″ four-shaft Herald floor loom that I purchased from a friend in the 1990’s. I also enjoy sewing, tatting and making rosaries. I have a work room that contains my fiber, yarn, floor loom, sewing machines, serger and rosary making supplies. I have a spinning corner in a bedroom next to my work room, both with north windows looking toward the creek.

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