While my mom and I were working on our quilt tops last weekend, Robert was inspired to work on a project, too. He had almost finished my nøstepind a few weeks ago, and just needed to buy sandpaper to give it the finishing touches. So he went and bought the sandpaper, and smoothed and polished the wood. The handle was still a little bit too long, so he whittled the end off, and left a sweet signature on the bottom:
Then he gave it two coats of oil, and it was done! I think it's quite wonderful, and I've already used it to wind yarn for my sweater. Also, I gave back my mom's little Danish nøstepind that she had loaned us as a model.