Saturday, April 28, 2007

Magic Yarn Ball

Okay...most of you are probably wondering what in the world a magic yarn ball is. Well the simplest explanation is that you take an item and wrap yarn around it....then you add another item to the ball and wrap yarn around it...and so on. Well, my friend from the Lullabies and Lace forum sent me this huge box! You can see how it is with Big T sitting by it.
She sent 5 balls total; one for each of the children and 2 for me! Here is a picture of Big T and Sweet E with their balls.
This next picture is of Big T's ball half way done in the "unwinding" process. You can also tell in this picture that I already unwound Sweet E's ball.
Here is a picture of what the two of them received. It took me 2 hours to unwind just their two balls!!!! It was craziness. Sweet E received a lovely pink bear and H*llo K*tty bandages and Big T received supplies to make awesome suncatchers.

These next two pictures are of Little E before I unwound the ball and after with his books. He absolutely loves those books! Everytime I show them to him and turn the page he gets all excited, kicks his legs and smiles.

This next picture is after I unwound this first ball. It was wound in my favorite color of size 3 thread. I ended up with two balls of the thread, H*rshey's Kisses, and chocolate coins.
Okay...these last three pictures all pertain to the same ball. After finally being done with unwinding I had 6 balls of yarn! 2 appeared to be a lilac color of Simply Soft and 2 were peaches and cream or equivalent. Now I need to make more dishcloths. ;) Inside this gigantic ball (should have taken a before picture) were all of these items: a large tote, doily patterns (love it!), container of buttons, two packages of purple trims, 4 spools of ribbon, 3 coasters, 5 craft teddy bears, more chocolate coins, white roses (for crafts and such), a wood box that looks like a book, straight pins with flower heads, and a purple lizard that was smack dab in the middle of my ball! He was so cute that Big T and Sweet E keep trying to "lizard-nap him."

I think this whole unwinding process took me about 5 hours or so to complete! Thank you so much Angeleyes for the awesome package!!!!


Crochetingangel said...

I love the pictures, the kids are so cute with their things, I am so glad that y'all liked everything :)

Kelli said...

What a fun project! Your children are so cute and I love the picture of your baby with the big ball of yarn!

kansas crochet mom said...

looks like a lot of fun!

Marci said...

Wow, someone went to a lot of work to send such neat gifts. Not only did you get the gifts but all that yarn too!!!!

Lady_MSnow said...

I know...isn't it awesome! ;)

Mrs. U said...

I LOVE this idea!!!! And what a great way to get your children involved to create!! You have a very kind friend for sending these to you and your children. What a blessing!

Mrs. U

Anna said...

Wow! What lovely "magic" yarn balls. I love that picture of Little E with the big yarn ball in his lap. You can almost hear him saying "what on earth??? These people are nuts." :)