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Topic: Does anyone here used/tried a nostepinne?  (Read 15086 times)
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« on: November 13, 2005 09:25:27 AM »

In Stitch N Bitch, there is a page about these and I am wondering two things:

1. How useful/needed are they ?

2. Pronunciation. Nah-stah-pin-ay?  or Noste ( like Toast) Pinne.  I'm guessing the first.

I actually bought an old wooden billy club used by cops long ago for the possible re-use into a nostepinne ( that is my defense in court anyways. " Your honor, she beat the man over the head in self defense with an antique nostepinne."
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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2005 10:28:45 AM »

Oh my God - you've just opened up new worlds to me - I googled this and was astounded.  I had been sitting around, trying to figure out the mechanics of a handcranked ballwinder so I could build one - oh!  You are my hero.
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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2005 07:52:18 AM »

HAH!

Some hero!

I still am wondering about this nostepinne thingie.
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« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2005 08:26:02 AM »

it seems as if It is just another solid, immobile finger, but if you need a center pull ball it is great (or are knitting 2 strands of the same yarn together).
I would want a nostepinne AND A ball winder working together....
try it out, I guess.  Google it, I am SURE there are directions somewhere!
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« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2005 02:03:35 PM »

I learned to use a nostepinne ( I learned the spelling nstepinde) a few years ago at a class at a Norwegian Mitten Class at Stitches East.  The teacher had a lovely, antique wooden nostepinne.  I went home that night and pried the cap off a # 17 hollow, plastic single-pointed needle.  I dropped the tail into the hollow part, jammed the cap back on to hold the fiber in place, and twirled away.  I do this all the time now - very easy to use & nicely low tech.
I love finding multiple purposes for things - and love even more that a crappy plastic needle is now so darn useful to me.
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« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2005 06:16:27 PM »

I bought one recently from silvergoose on eBay. Very useful. I have a whole bunch of yarn I need to rewind soon, and my nosty is going to make it a lot more fun. I rewound my first ball on Friday and it didn't take long at all. The instructions I found said to tie on end of your yarn around the handle, so on mine there's a little carved out part so it doesn't slide. Then you wrap your yarn around the long part of the nosty. For the first inch and a half, it should wrap almost straight around the nosty, and it should lie very neatly side by side. Then you should begin wrapping the yarn from the lower right to the upper left corner (if you're right handed, I think), and then just keep turning the nostepinne and wrapping the same way and you'll end up with a cocoon-shaped ball of yarn. I love it! I could even put the paper back around the ball I re-wrapped. I hear you can learn to wrap the ball any way you like, but it takes practice.
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« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2005 06:48:04 AM »

I want all three of you to know that my billy club-nostepinne works perfectly for winding yarn!


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« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2005 06:55:44 AM »

http://www.hatchtown.com/nostdir.html How to use a nostepinne
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« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2005 07:19:49 AM »

To see what a cheapie nostpinne looks like: http://photobucket.com/albums/v600/ShirleyUjest/?sc=1

And enjoy the rest of my photos while you are there.
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« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2005 07:43:11 AM »

So does a glue stick:



That's about half an hour's worth of practice with googled instructions - I'm in love.
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