Turn a tin can into a simple, homemade version of the Knitting Nancy, or spool knitter — a great way to work with bright yarn on a winter day.
What you’ll need
- Can opener
- Clean 15-ounce can
- Duct tape
- 12 (8d 2 1/2-inch) finish nails
- Permanent marker
How to make it
Use the can opener to remove the can's top and bottom.
With a strip of duct tape, secure a nail to the outside of the can so that its head is 1 1/2 inches above the top rim. Tape a second nail directly opposite the first, then evenly space ten more nails around the rim.
Apply small strips of tape between each nail to cover the top rim, then fold a strip over the bottom rim.
With permanent marker, number the nails 1 to 12.