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Topic: Wreaths that are knit ... I mean *fit* ... for the nifty knitter 12/10: NEW PICS  (Read 47382 times)
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« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2008 08:49:15 AM »

The ultimate stashbuster!

I'll bet you could wrap styrofoam balls or even bunched-up plastic bags with yarn, if you wanted to stretch your favorite colors.

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« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2008 09:23:51 AM »

Wowwww, I like it.

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« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2008 09:25:27 AM »

Beautiful work! Wrapping yarn takes me forever, so I admire your patience. I love your wreaths.  Smiley

« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2008 09:33:45 AM »

This is almost exactly what I had in mind to make a girlfriend of mine who is a knitter! I was going to use styrofoam balls to stretch my yarn further though. Did you make the pattern continue all the way around the wreath or just on the one side? I couldn't tell that. You did a lovely job!
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2008 10:13:40 AM »

 Grin You guys are the coolest! Thank you so much for all the kudos.

I wish I could take credit for the knitting needles, but I can't. I actually got the idea from a fellow Craftster last year: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=211860.0

And funny you mention Starbucks, doyouloveanapple. I had been tearing through my craft supplies, trying to find ways to cover "ugly" Christmas ball ornaments. I was using paint, glitter, paper, etc. ... and it was time consuming as you-know-what. Well, I took a break to take my daughter, who's 12, to Starbucks. She went in to buy her drink and came running out to tell me about how Starbucks had "yarn balls" in their wreaths.

And a lightbulb appeared above my head.  Cheesy So then I came home and tore through my yarn supply!  Cheesy

Me? Patience? Pfft. No way! I used all those ugly Christmas balls as forms for the yarn. And once I had plowed through all the ugly balls, I used ping-pong balls, styrofoam balls, doll stuffing ... anything I could get my hands on!!  Shocked

You guys should seriously make these. They're a great stress reliever (except for the times that you'll wanna throw your hot-glue gun across the room for burning your fingers! Cheesy)

lwooters: I did not go all the way around the wreath, though I thought about it. You'll be surprised to find how many ornaments it takes to cover one side of these wreaths. It's almost unbelievable.

Thanks again, guys!

« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2008 10:22:26 AM »

How beautiful! I like how it is different then your average wreath...how creative. And it all looks so neat and professional!

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« Reply #16 on: December 02, 2008 10:42:52 AM »

Oh boy! I just saw a very similar wreath in the local Starbucks and I wondered how to make it! This is really cool.  I think that maybe I could also use styrofoam balls to wrap the yarn around?? I'm going to go to Michaels and get some stuff to make one too!

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« Reply #17 on: December 02, 2008 11:30:50 AM »

WOW!!! i love it!!!!!!!!!
im a hooker as well ( Hey Kurtzie!!) so i would do crochet hooks, but how fab!!
i cant believe i didnt think of this!!
good job!!

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« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2008 01:18:00 PM »

I don't even knit and I want one!

This Rocks!

« Reply #19 on: December 02, 2008 02:47:55 PM »

super cute idea.  how long did it take???
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