Monday, 11 August 2008

Nosty Luv

I recently discovered a previously unknown desire for a nostepinne (aka nosty). Then I joined a group on Ravelry called "Nosty Luv". After that it was simply a matter of nagging to convince DH to turn me a nosty. Fortunately it doesn't take much to get DH to turn anything I want. A few days later DH turned this old rotten bit of redgum fence post:

into this beautiful nostepinne. I love the fiddleback in the grain.

NB: Nostepinnes are used to hand wind centre-pull balls of wool.

I love that my DH can turn a bit of firewood into a stunning piece of handwork which is useful as well a nice to look at.

ETA photos of my first nosty-wound ball.
I used the instructions and video provided by Fiber Fool.


Kebeni said...

wow! that is lovely. What a talented DH, and one who turns on so readily LOL

Can he make swifts??

Mary said...

Nice! When will you be selling them? ;-)

Tanja said...

Just let me know the dimensions you want and email me your address. Gotta send your package this week anyway...

Eilleen said...

WOW! That's just gorgeous! You have a very talented hubbie. :)

Donna xo said...

OMG Tanja!!! I am sooo jealous! That is fabulously gorgeous!

How taleneted is your DH!!

I'm off to check out that group! LOL

Julia said...

Hi Tanja,
thank you for your comment on my glad you made something from my tutorials.
I shall go and see about posting the thimble pouch on Ravelry.

Your hubbie is very talented with wood turning, I have never seen that tool before..lokks great.
hugs julia

Wendy said...

Wow! It's amazing, the beauty that was hidden inside that piece of old wood.

Tracy said...

Wow that is a great nostie.