I did FINALLY make dryer balls! I had been wanting to make them for some time now, and the time just seemed right when I was able to find 3 skeins of virgin wool for $1.99 this weekend. Value Village had the 50% off President's Day Sale, and I found a bunch of strange things to be shared later I'm sure. Anyways, back to the wool. It looks like it was hiding in Grandma's closet for a while, not a color I'd usually pick, but hey, it was $1.99 for 3 skeins, and it's just going in the dryer with my laundry, so who cares!
I read a couple of tutorials, but as a person who rarely reads directions, I just went for it. This isn't going to be a tutorial. Number 1, I speak in circles, so I'd probably end up teaching someone how to make a placemat instead of dryer balls. Number 2, I kinda forgot to take pictures in a "tutorial fashion" as I went along. Instead, I will just share my pictures. :o)
|Cheap Yarn - yay!|
|Rolled into small balls|
|Then tied up in pantyhose, all incognito like they're ready to rob a 7-11 then into the wash.|
|Then roll more yarn around so they're bigger. I went for tennis ball size.|
|Back into disguise they go.|
|Why it's oh so very important that you have these pre-felted balls in pantyhose...|
|If you don't (or if one manages to sneak out) you end up with this...|
|Ta da! These suckers have been through every load (in pantyhose) I've done this weekend (maybe 5?)|
|Closer up of the felted-ness|
|See, tennis ball size.|
|Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet, and that the winds long to play with your hair. Khalil Gilbran|
My mom finds it rather hippie-ish. Perhaps she's right, but I love the quote. It's a good reminder as I sit here on my tookus to go outside and play. :o) Oh, and I don't have any fancy wood carving tools, so I just used a phillips head screwdriver.
Ok, I've procrastinated long enough... Back to painting...