What the heck is a magic ball?!

I have been collecting yarn scraps for ages and I decided to make what I now know is a ‘magic ball’. I know, confusing right? Basically, it’s a big ball of yarn that you make out of all the bits that you cut off your knitting/crochet/weaving/jumper. You knot all the bits together and you wind them into a ball.

Magic Ball

I’ve only been doing it for about three weeks and already my ball is huge, although it does have bulky yarn from the Big Hat I made last week in it. That bulked it out a lot!

Anyway I just found out that it’s called a magic ball after doing a search, and I plan to use it to make a scarf or an afghan. I didn’t realise that people do this anyway – I thought I was very clever indeed for coming up with a new concept, but I have been disillusioned of that notion!

The magic ball in its temporary home.
The magic ball in its temporary home.
In comparison to my hand.
In comparison to my hand.
Bird's Eye View
Bird’s Eye View

The yarn on top is for the mitts I talked about yesterday – they are for TJB, and I finished them this morning. I’ll show them off tomorrow!

What do you do with your scraps?


I have talked about this a bit previously, but November is National Novel Writing Month – Nanowrimo (for those of us who can’t grow a moustache). I’ve always wanted to do it, but this year I have bitten the bullet and decided to do it. I started this morning (pinch and a punch) and I managed to write 1800 words. I might do a bit more this afternoon.

If you are doing it, and you would like to be my writing buddy, my username is ‘thesledgehamster*’. I don’t have any yet, and I’m feeling lonely!

That’s me for now – I hope you’re all happy. I’ll leave you with a shot of Burgh Island one hour before low tide in the bright shining sunshine. This is my view as I write my novel, and it’s brilliant – I can see how Agatha Christie was inspired to write here!

Burgh Island at midday and low tide.
Burgh Island at midday and low tide.

Much love,

Corrie xx

Post Script

* After our old hamster, Kaiser Oscar Lionel “the Sledge Hamster” Matthew Twitch

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One Response to What the heck is a magic ball?!

  1. Rose S. says:

    Such a lovely birthday gift and I am a January birthday knitter!!

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