While we are on the subject, I thought that you'd like to see my Niddy Noddy and my Nostepinde. The Niddy Noddy represents about $3.50 in PVC parts, and the Nostepinde was totally free, after the chile powder was used up, that is. It is the perfect Noste. I stick the end of the yarn in the little door, and wind away. I make perfect yarn balls (see below) so you snobs can cluck your tongues all you want! I discovered that my Noste also makes the perfect support for my K'Nex spindles, so I don't have to haul that coffee cup all over town, lol.
The PVC pipe is practically free, it's the little joints and end caps which are costly - well, relatively speaking, that is. So, I had the hardware store man cut (Yes! He cut them for me! What a nice man!) these lengths, which wind a yard skein, and he also cut a longer center piece, as well as 4 longer arms, so that I can wind a two yard skein. Nothing is glued together, and I just swap out the parts. Sometimes, I use the center part as a Noste too, and I clip the yarn end into place with an end cap. Everything comes apart, so it takes up no room in my spinning bag. It works beautifully.