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« on: January 05, 2009 06:57:25 PM »

In the process of trying to find some way to make my yarn unstealable by my little Yorkie I came across yarn bobbins. I liked how they looked and worked but I didn't really want to pay $10-$20 for a single wood one. Instead, I've come up with my own by attaching little wooden wheels available at Michael's to thick 6 inch long wooden dowels. I thought I'd be clever and try to glue them with Gorilla Glue and then nail them. *Big mistake.* The wood I'm using is some sort of hard wood and when it's treated with Gorilla Glue it warps nails like crazy. None the less, I really really like what I came up with and I'm going to make more. I think I'm going to wood fill them and stain them a nice dark brown since I like it better than the natural wood color. I think I'm going to make more with bigger wheels on the end and at a length of about 5 inches because six is just long enough to be slightly awkward. And now....

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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2009 05:16:31 AM »

I love this idea.  I doubt this would make it kitten proof (my kitten is nuts), but it might help.  Fabulous.
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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2009 06:02:37 AM »

Very pretty! 

Are these just for holding your spun yarn instead of skeining it or wrapping in a ball?

I like the larger wheel, they will look wonderful with a dark stain!
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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2009 04:58:21 PM »

Pretty much. If I wrap it in skeins or balls my dog picks it up in his mouth and runs away with it and then proceeds to unravel it. I think it'll also store a lot more nicely than a whole bunch of balls of yarn as well.
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