Building a yarn counter

Last year, after being horrified by the cost of something as basic as a yarn yardage counter, I bought a meter counter with the thought of using it to measure yarns. A lot of people don’t want to purchase 1 kg of yarn; maybe all they want is 4 ounces. In addition to that, they may also inquire about the length of the yarn being purchased.

So, I took the meter counter to my neighbor, Wayne, a guy who is good with his hands, a practical man, no metrosexual. Wayne immediately knew how the thing could be put together. He’s going to attach the counter to a small plant of wood, add and sand a spindle (the circumference of a broomstick) on it it, and affix the yarn winder on taking care to ensure it’s set up for right hand use.

The end result is that I should have, for $20-$25 plus the cost of the yarn winder, a device that is of tremendous utility. If I find something that measures yardage rather than meterage, that should be a fine business prospect.

Anyway, enough play for the day. I’ve been up since 3 AM (the wine’s effect didn’t make it through the night) working. I’ve even got some weaving done, thanks to those bright white LED’s I bought in China, and went for a mile and a half walk with the dog around 6 AM. Lots of work still to be done.