Now, TA-DA! Last Friday was my first day to work at Ann's By Design. Who knew that you had to have a PhD in computer science to run a cash register!?!?!?!?!? I know about yarn. I know about knitting. I can help solve knitting problems. Why can't I ring up a sale?
I had a ball! I love working at Ann's. Surrounded by beautiful fiber, nice people and Ann and her wonderful husband Phil. I have committed to working on Fridays and teaching classes on a volunteer basis for a year.
Ok, to recap, I had Stitch Together on Wednesday, worked the first time at Ann's By Design on Friday AND I taught my first class at Ann's on Saturday! Does it get any better!?!?! I was pooped on Sunday.
1. You can have a color theme for a Magic Ball or mix any colors.
2. Get the yarn you are going to use and cut it into 1, 5, 10, 15, 20 yards or any length. You don't have to be exact in your measurement. Just measure from the tip of your nose to your hand and call that a yard. Cut the yarn and put the yarn in a grocery bag.
3. Pull strands of yarn out of the bag. Don't struggle with what comes next. Just pull a strand out and tie it to the last strand. Pull the next strand out and tie it to the last strand. Continue to make the Magic Ball.
4. I like to tie the pieces together by leaving a long tail and just tying with an over hand knot. That makes a neat fu-fu that becomes decorative as you knit. If you don't like fu-fu, leave a short tail and trim to get like you want it.
5. Just continue until you have this ball that you have been winding as you go.
6. Now wind into a center pull (so you don't have to chase your Magic Ball all over your living room.) You can leave the yarn as is or wind it with a strand of very fine mohair to make the colors blend together.