I’ve got big balls. Made from 100% wool yarn family brought back from the coast for me. I expected sock weight but this is more what’s referred to as, I think, worsted? Anyhoo, pretty thick. It was so nice though, beautiful colours. I didn’t really have a project for it and the dryer balls I made a while ago bit the bucket so I thought I’d wind this stuff up and felt it with the laundry. Unlike one of my impatient friends who shall remain nameless (ahem @JoyfulClover. I am a big liar who can’t keep secrets!) who ended up with a mess of yarn tangled up with their clothes (I shouldn’t laugh but I AM ), these turned out pretty good, I must say.
I wound them up and tied them tightly inside a nylon stocking. Then I found all the laundry I could wash and dry on HOT. There are 5 of us so it wasn’t that difficult, all the sheets, towels, socks, undies, tshirts and jeans in the place are SO DANGED CLEAN NOW!
I was a bit apprehensive about cutting them free, considering what happened to my friend! But they were fine except for this weird bit that was hanging free on the yellow ball. My partner said it looked like, erm, something.
And then when I cut it off he wanted it as a bracelet! Gah, that man is such a weirdo. He is so perfect for me
I may do a bit of needlefelting to make sure they are really and truly not going to unwind in the dryer but they do feel pretty solid right now.
~ Yay DIY~