I generally make a bowl full of these balls leading up to Christmas. They sit around looking decorative and then disappear into the toes of Christmas stockings. Because they are great for using up scrap yarn and I stuff them with fabric scraps from making things in the studio the whole making of the Amusing Christmas Balls project is extremely appealing to my obsessive frugality. They are appealing to Joe for different reasons. How do I say this? Boys love these balls. They can juggle them, toss them and even loft them at their wife's head during idle moments. I have to stash the bowl of balls in the Studio because otherwise Joe will take liberties, and although it is not dangerous, what with the fabric stuffing, it does interfere with my concentration when I'm knitting. There is a Pattern for them in the Pattern section if you would like to make your own.
If you would like to stay with us this is the room we rent via Airbnb. I would love to see you and give you a tour of the studio, some quality time at the knitting table, some scones and warm drinks.