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« on: December 30, 2008 06:58:15 PM »

Borrowing from this featured topic, I tried my hand at a yarn ball ornament.

I found this neat green twisted yarn for $1.69 a skein at Michaels and I really liked it because it reminded me of a green candy cane. I just used a small, plain, glass ball I already had and some bamboo skewers and large-holed wooden beads for the needles. Clearly, my wrapping is kinda messy but seeing as I'm actually not a knitter, I hope that's not some big faux pas or something to knitters. Wink


A friend of mine owns a Yarn and Fiber store in Gainesville and I'm sending it to her as a belated Christmas gift. I hope she likes it.

Thoughts welcome! Grin
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« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2008 07:03:44 PM »

that's really cute and i like the color of the yarn too.
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« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2008 07:13:59 PM »

this is soo cute!!
and my balls of yarn usually end up messy while I'm knitting....  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2008 07:28:31 PM »

What a great idea! I'm sure your friend will love it --especially since she love yarn. Brilliant! (Did you use a glue or something to keep it from unraveling? I would worry it would slip and unravel.)
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« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2008 07:30:29 PM »

Good job Phoenix!  I love it!
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« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2008 07:31:44 PM »

She will love this!  I think this is what all the knitters I know will be getting for Christmas next year  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2008 07:33:42 PM »

Thanks everyone! Grin I just think it's such a cute idea for a knitter.

What a great idea! I'm sure your friend will love it --especially since she love yarn. Brilliant! (Did you use a glue or something to keep it from unraveling? I would worry it would slip and unravel.)
I started by gluing it down at the top, but the rest is just wrapped. Part of why I think it's so messy is I did a lot of cross-wrapping and such to ensure it felt "tight" in the wrapping and if it slid or moved or didn't feel steady on the ball, I adjusted before the next wrap. It seems pretty sturdy, albeit messy wrapping. Wink
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« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2008 07:54:51 PM »

I'm not a knitter and I love this Grin I think I may have to make one for my sister-in-law for Christmas next year, I think she'll love it too!
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« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2008 07:56:45 PM »

Yep, I love it! The yarn you picked it PERFECT for a Christmas ornament! I'm sure your friend will absolutely adore it  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2008 07:58:33 PM »

Grreat idea.  I don't knit either, but I am sure your frind will love this.  Probably a new theme for her Christmas decorations in her store. Would be really great to do a store display with a tree full of these.
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