|Project by PapaS||posted 02-21-2012 09:03 AM||1139 views||5 times favorited||2 comments|
My wife was in a yarn shop in Colorado, and saw a yarn caddie, however she wasn’t real fond of the design nor the price. She described it to me, and from her description I made this caddie for her for Christmas.
I made it from scrap oak, that I had left from craft fair projects. I purchased a lazy susan bearing to put between the pieces of oak; so the top half would spin freely, as she knit using the yarn that was on the caddie. Each piece was sanded very smooth; then a coat of Watco Danish Oil finished (natura) was applied. When it had cured the appropriate amount of time, I began the process of applying 5 coats of polly wipe, with sanding and buffing between each coat. 1/2” vinyl bumpers were applied to the bottom to keep it from scratching a surface and also to keep it from moving as it is used. The post (needle) is a 5/8” dowel counter-bored with a forstner bit.
My wife loves it and has two of them as she always has a couple of projects going at the same time: and all of her knitting friends want one too
-- PapaS, Casper, WY