Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Magic Yarn Ball

This year I decided to participate in a Magic Yarn Ball swap for the first time. I have often seen them happening on Ravelry and wondered what it would be like to take part in something like that. Well now I know and can highly recommend it. It is great fun.

The object is to discover the likes and dislikes of your partner in terms of yarn, colour, patterns etc.. You then collect a number of appropriate little gifts which you then wrap up in the yarn you have chosen for your partner ending with a pattern at the top of the yarn ball. The intention is then that you partner starts to knit the pattern and the further they go the more little gifts fall out of the parcel.

My wonderful partner discosmurf sent me my yarn ball wrapped in this cute little project bag. The yarn she sent me is from Jolly Jumbuck and the pattern was for a Multnumah shawl. This is a shawl I have long been meaning to knit and the yarn was perfect for the shawl. I immediatly started knitting the shawl.

My first gift to be revealed was this wonderful apron.

The further I knitted the more I discovered. Here are all the lovely little delights that awaited me.

And here is the end product.

Thank you again Kate for a wonderful magic yarn ball. I can't wait to do this again.


Annie said...

You have been busy! It's been some time since I had a look at other peoples' blogs and there is so much to see now!
The magic yarn ball sounds (and looks) fun!

Mary said...

What fun! Prezzies and a beautiful shawl, you are one lucky knitter.

Cybèle said...

what a great idea for a swap! I'm sure I've read about this in old Dutch children's books. To encourage children to knit, they'd hide little presents in the ball. It was probably the same in lots of other countries.
Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

I love it all - but that sheepie project bag is tooo cute!!