I did a swap recently on the diaper sewing forum I am a member of. I had never heard of a Magic Yarn Ball Swap before, but man is it fun! You buy lots of little goodies and maybe one big goody and wind yarn into a ball, adding the goodies in the yarn as you go. Then as the recipient knits they get goodies as they go!
Here is my yarn ball from my swap partner, hand dyed, it wants to be mittens, can’t you tell? I luuuv the colors!
I was merrily knitting away on my mittens when I saw a teensy bit of blue poking through, see it there in the upper right hand corner, so I gave it a better look…and it’s roving! Now I told myself I would be good and just knit the ball to the end, waiting patiently to see my surprises, but the roving has me undone. Yes, I will admit it, I am barely finished with the cuff of the first mitten and I decided to just unwind it with my ball winder. Curse you Roving!
It is sooo pretty and this picture doesn’t really do it justice, it’s blues and purples and a teeny bit of pink. It’s going to spin up beautifully. And you can tell, it’s Finn approved!
Thank you Swap Partner! This was great and thanks so much for keeping the tea caffeine free. So thoughtful of you! So, now that it’s properly wound, I have to start my mittens over, bad girl, bad, bad, bad. Here’s a shot of the gorgeous yarn.