The idea is that I take a ball of my handspun yarn and wrap it around several little trinkets that fall out as surprises as you knit something with the yarn. I've made a prototype for my friend Ali's birthday. I was thinking she would enjoy simply knitting and felting the yarn and then making flower brooches from the felt and brooch backs and embellishing them with the beads and ribbon.
I know I'd like to receive a surprise yarn ball like this. We'll see if Ali agrees and then, if the feedback is positive, I'll need to get busy making more for the shop on Etsy.
|The hand spun and hand dyed Romney yarn and all the goodies hidden inside the yarn ball - pretty beads, handmade stitch markers, ribbon, thread and brooch backs|
|Ta-daa! The finished ball.|
If you have a second to spare, let me know in the comments below if you like the idea of a surprise yarn ball and would buy it for yourself or for a knitter friend.
I was thinking of including vintage buttons in the next one for some added fun.