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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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« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2008 02:11:00 AM »

I love these.   Cheesy


I'm not a knitter either, but would like to be. 
Should go take a glass, but never get around to it. Undecided
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« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2008 06:35:36 AM »

adorable! thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2008 07:33:58 AM »

Super cute! I love these! I knit and crochet and I think that you did just fine!

I'm going to steal your idea for next year (the year of the ornaments) thanks for the great idea!
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« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2008 08:01:50 AM »

It IS a fun idea, isn't it? Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2008 09:05:20 AM »

Cute!! I'm sure it was a bit time consuming but a Christmas tree full of these of different colours would look really cool.
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« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2008 11:40:52 AM »

Wonderful! Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2008 11:47:46 AM »

That's so cute!
Of course, it would make such a nice gift for a knitter!
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« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2008 03:03:58 PM »

How cute! My balls of yarn always end up messy too. Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: December 31, 2008 07:07:58 PM »

Too neat!  If I were your friend, I'd be thrilled!  Cheesy   Knitter or not, the ball looks fine.  Most don't come out perfectly anyway. 
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« Reply #19 on: December 31, 2008 08:27:34 PM »

yay i made the original! at first i was like...."hay that looks like mine!"
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« Reply #20 on: December 31, 2008 08:44:43 PM »

yay i made the original! at first i was like...."hay that looks like mine!"


Thanks for the inspiration!  Grin
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« Reply #21 on: January 01, 2009 06:41:17 AM »

What a cool idea. I love that yarn.  You're friend is going to love that!
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« Reply #22 on: January 01, 2009 07:45:25 AM »

 Smiley Love it.... great job... I read some of the other posts... but did you glue the very end to the top? when you ended it? or tuck it someplace...
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« Reply #23 on: January 01, 2009 08:01:49 AM »

Bookmarking this so I can make some for presents next year Smiley Great job!
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« Reply #24 on: January 01, 2009 08:12:33 AM »

Smiley Love it.... great job... I read some of the other posts... but did you glue the very end to the top? when you ended it? or tuck it someplace...
No, I didn't want any glue to show, so at the end, I made two simple, discrete knots around two of the top strands, cut the tail short and tucked it into the weaving.
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« Reply #25 on: January 01, 2009 08:22:16 AM »

Aw I really like this ornament. Good job!  Cheesy
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« Reply #26 on: January 01, 2009 08:28:52 AM »

what a cute gift idea for knitters!

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« Reply #27 on: January 01, 2009 09:39:52 AM »

I wish I had seen this BEFORE Christmas, my knitter friend would love it.  Very cute!
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« Reply #28 on: January 01, 2009 09:50:09 AM »

This is fantastic! All the knitters I know will be getting these next year. Hmmm... maybe I should go see if they have any balls on super-sale at Michaels and get a head start on next year!
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« Reply #29 on: January 01, 2009 09:58:04 AM »

I wish I had seen this BEFORE Christmas, my knitter friend would love it.  Very cute!
Well blame it on me. I didn't even make it before Christmas!  Cheesy It's a tardy gift!
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« Reply #30 on: January 01, 2009 02:28:25 PM »

Gorgeous!
I like that it is messy, it makes it look more homespun and less like a machined object.

Nice work  Smiley
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That's super cute!
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« Reply #32 on: October 09, 2009 09:58:54 PM »

That's super cute!
Hey, blast from the past. Wink Thanks!
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« Reply #33 on: October 16, 2009 02:31:11 AM »

I see these everywhere and I love them! I WOULD make them, but my boyfriend doesn't care for knitting and we'll have a tree together... Sad
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« Reply #34 on: October 27, 2009 10:59:43 AM »

Genious! So very cute!  Wink
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« Reply #35 on: October 27, 2009 11:09:13 AM »

Thanks so much!

(And I love your Little Mermaid icon! It's one of my favorites. Wink )
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« Reply #36 on: October 27, 2009 11:30:51 AM »

Thanks so much!

(And I love your Little Mermaid icon! It's one of my favorites. Wink )

Thanks! It was one of my childhood favorites...heck it still is!  Wink
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wooo hoo! another great idea for all the yarn I have!  oh and great job!
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