Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Wind yarn without a ball winder!


Are you like me and have a ton of messy half used skeins of yarn laying around? I don't own a ball winder and after this, I won't be purchasing one either! Why spend money when you can do it for well, free? If you're like me you LOVE free things!


All you need to get started is you're yarn and a toilet paper roll, yes you read that right! A TOILET PAPER ROLL!


What I did was started by putting my yarn tail on the INSIDE of the roll
 then just wrap the yarn around the roll, in and upwards position to look like this.





and just keep wrapping...



and wrapping....



and (for me) 15 minutes later I had this!




A CENTER PULL BALL! That looks so much nicer than that starting project!








Sunday, November 2, 2014

Simple Sunday!

A Simple Sunday pattern!

Solid Granny square

Ch 4
Join into 1st ST with a SL

RND2
CH 5
Work 3DC in the ring, then CH 2; work 3DC, CH2 two more times. 2 more DC in ring
Join with SL

RND3
CH 5
2DC in CH2 space, DC in next 3 ST
2DC,CH2, 2DC, in CH2 space
2DC in CH2 space, DC in next 3 ST
2DC,CH2, 2DC, in CH2 space
2DC in CH2 space, DC in next 3 ST
2DC,CH2, 2DC, in CH2 space
2DC in CH2 space, DC in next 3 ST
Join with a SL

RND4
CH5
2DC in CH2 space, DC in next 7 ST
2DC,CH2, 2DC, in CH2 space
2DC in CH2 space, DC in next 7 ST
2DC,CH2, 2DC, in CH2 space
2DC in CH2 space, DC in next 7 ST
2DC,CH2, 2DC, in CH2 space
2DC in CH2 space, DC in next 7 ST
Join with a SL

RND5
CH5
2DC in CH2 space, DC in next 11 ST
2DC,CH2, 2DC, in CH2 space
2DC in CH2 space, DC in next 11 ST
2DC,CH2, 2DC, in CH2 space
2DC in CH2 space, DC in next 11 ST
2DC,CH2, 2DC, in CH2 space
2DC in CH2 space, DC in next 11 ST
Join with a SL
fasten off!