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Transcript of movie: Once the spindle on a great wheel is full, the yarn needs to be taken off. I would put it on a niddy-noddy to let the twists settle in overnight and also to measure it. Once around the niddy-noddy is two yards. Then I would remove the yarn and hand twist it into what is called a skein and it stays that way until I'm ready to knit and then I would roll the skein into a ball, and could do my knitting. In the 19th century, a woman might say the following rhyme as she measures the yarn as she wraps it around the niddy-noddy:
Niddy noddy, niddy noddy.
Two heads, one body.
‘Tis one, ‘tain’t two,
‘Twill be two by and by.
‘Tis two, ‘tain’t three,
‘Twill be three by and by, etc.