Ornament #9 – Ball of Yarn and Needles {30 Days of Christmas Ornaments}

30 Days Christmas OrnamentsOrnament #9 – Ball of Yarn & Needles01dd81618054d570d38a72a85a0aba8451991abdc9

If you love yarn for knitting, crochet or any fiber art, then this is the ornament for you.

For lovers of yarn, there is nothing more satisfying that a yummy ball of yarn with (or without) needles poking through.  For me it’s the possibility of what the skein of yarn contains – what will it end up being?  A scarf, socks, a sweater, slippers, gloves, a coffee cozy, a cat toy, or a blanket.

This was a very easy ornament, very fast and a great chance to use scraps of yarn.  I used a glass ornament, my glue gun, tooth picks, beads, ribbon and scraps of yarn.

01043a637859796742c0dce46697a7cf424677a064Starting at the top of the ornament, I ran a thin bead of glue around the top of the ball and laid the yarn in the glue.  I continued around until I reached the bottom then I wrapped the yarn haphazardly around the ball.  After I was happy with the end result, I secured the end with a dot of glue.  For the “needles”, I took a toothpick, glued the end into a round bead and tucked them into the “skein”.  Took no more than 10 minutes.



Quest46LogoItem #31 – Finish Central Park HoodieCentral Park Hoodie

I have a horrible habit of starting knitting projects and then not completing them.  There are two projects currently and one is the Central Park Hoodie.


Question of the Day:  What are your favorite Christmas cookies and do you make them or just eat them?




Remember to enter the giveaway – here’s how:

1)  Leave a comment on each day’s post by answering my “Question of the Day”.  The “Question of the Day” will be right above my closing.
It looks like this :: Grace

2)  Over the course of this blog series, you can enter a maximum of 30 times.

There will be Mini Give-aways on the 15th, 22nd and 29th days of November.

  • The winner of each mini give-away will get to choose an ornament from the previous week.  For instance, the winner on the 15th will pick from Ornaments 8-14, the winner on the 22nd will pick from Ornaments 15-21, etc..
  • The Mini Give-away winners are still eligible for the Grand Give-away on December 1st.

On December 1, 2014, I will have a random drawing for one (1) lucky winner.  I will contact the winner for their mailing details and will mail to anywhere in the world.

Links to {30 Days of Christmas Ornaments}
Ornament #1
Ornament #2
Ornament #3
Ornament #4
Ornament #5
Ornament #6
Ornament #7
Ornament #8





Did I hear the word “cookie”?


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15 Responses to Ornament #9 – Ball of Yarn and Needles {30 Days of Christmas Ornaments}

  1. Pam Robertson says:

    Oh give that girl a cookie!
    I’m more of a Christmas candy person – fudge is the best! I might eat a few :o)

  2. I really enjoy iced sugar cookies, but I usually make Rice Kriskie Treats for my nephew. Can you believe anyone that does not like chocolate, him!

  3. Michelle says:

    My grandma makes these awesome cookies, I’m not sure what they are. They’re sort of like wedding cookies with the powdered sugar. But better. And I can’t make them, but last year I learned to make the chocolate covered peanut butter balls my grandma also makes! So maybe this year I’ll make them for her.

  4. Alan says:

    Not really into cookies, but like some eggnog…

  5. karijo68 says:

    I love the ball cookies…peanut butter balls, and rum balls:)
    I love cookies as does my family! We bake alot during the holidays. I don’t make the ball cookies due to time but I started making this cookie that I thought sounded good and would be quick..I bought some Peppermint Sugar Cookies in the refrigerated section, baked per directions, brushed with melted chocolate chips and refrigerated, them frosted with white frosting and sprinkled with crushed peppermint:) They are soooo yummy and easy to make!

  6. tammy rustmann says:

    I’m not sure of the name, my Mom called them snowballs but they are shortbread balls rolled in powder sugar.I have never made them,but maybe I will give it a try this year!!

  7. Kathy Ryan says:

    Favorite cookie is Cowboy Bobs, but at Christmas I make the traditional cut out sugar cookies, set out a huge assortment of decorating stuff, and let the grandkids (parents, aunts, uncles, and other grandparents) make a happy mess! In the end it is far more about decorating than eating… ha.

  8. Neil says:

    Sugar cookies. Just eat them.

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