- What's a Yarn Buddy?
What's a Yarn Buddy?
What is a Yarn Buddy?
Well, essentially it’s a lazy susan for your yarn cake or center-pull ball.
You wind your skeins of yarn into a center-pull ball and you place the yarn cake on top of the wooden stake. As you crochet, knit, weave or crank on your circular sock machine, pulling the outside strand of yarn, the yarn cake spins effortlessly as you go along. No more chasing your yarn across the floor, rescuing it from the dog or cat!
Each Yarn Buddy is handcrafted and completely reflects the beauty in the natural colors in the wood. There are no varnishes used on any of our Buddies. They are sealed with a wax after first being finely sanded to a smooth finish. Originally the Yarn Buddy was made with wood found nearby our farm in southwest Wisconsin. We’ve found excellent sources for sustainably harvested wood varieties found around the world, and we are please to have 49 different woods to choose from in creating our Yarn Buddy.
The dimensions of a Single Yarn Buddy are approximately 4.5 inches by 7 inches tall. The dimensions of a Double Yarn Buddy are approximately 11 inches long by 4.5 inches wide by 7 inches tall. It does vary by wood variety, but that is a good estimate to go by.
Varieties of wood available from time to time:
1887 Oak Chechen Red Elm
1907 Oak Barnboard Cherry Red Heart
Anigre Greenheart (Ipe) Sapele
Aromatic cedar Guyana Rosewood Shedua
Ash Hickory Sipo
Beech Honey Locust Spalted Birch
Birch Ipe Spalted Maple
Birdseye Maple Kentucky Coffee Walnut
Black Ash Lacewood White Oak
Black Locust Leopardwood Yellow Heart
Bloodwood Limba Zebrawood
Brazilian Cherry Makore
Caribbean Cherry Palette
Caribbean Rosewood Pitchpocket Cherry
Catalpa Purple Heart
Cedar Quartersawn Oak