FO Friday: A really useful thing!


Good Morning all!

Hey, 25,000 views! whoohoo!

I’ve had visitors from all over, from Australia to the Ukraine and even a visitor from Cyprus! The list of followers is growing too. Thanks for your support and validation! I will endeavour to inprove improve both my spelling and my content. My Blogs anniversary is coming up on January 22, watch for a treat!


Meanwhile I continue to stashbust the little balls of leftover sock yarn in my stash tin!

I made 3 of these Yarn Ball Cosies. I tried the plastic mash ones, these are so much better!


Yarn Ball Cosy


I like to pull my yarn from the centre of the ball, needless to say this becomes a mess when the centre finally collapses. The Large one takes about 14gms, Small one about 12gms of fingering or sock yarn. I made mine 4″ long. The red one is a small ball the others are the large size.

Can you tell I really like these handy little cosies?

Can you tell I really like these handy little cosies?

Did you see this on Ravelry: I am going to start linking things I see on Rav that appeal to me and that you might have missed. This week A Better Bucket by Amy Swenson. Tina at Soper Creek yarns made this. It was so much nicer than the picture!

Book of the week: The Complete World of Jane Austen by Lauren Nixon

DH gifted this to me at Christmas. What an interesting little book, full of details, and snipets on Austens live and times, pictures of places that informed her work. The tidbits on fashion, her family and overviews of her works though brief, were interesting.

I would recommend it if you are a Regency fan and particularly of Jane Austen

Music Link: Watkins Ale – Music of the English Renaissance

FO’s 2013 = 0 + 3 = 3

WIPS 2013 = 9

Stash Used 2013 = 0 + 1 = 1

Books 2013 = 3 + 1 = 4

Thanks again for visiting,

cya Friday

I’m off to visit Tami’s, then on to my blogwalk

come join me in the blogpond :0)

12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Andrea Morrison (@wonderwhygal)
    Jan 11, 2013 @ 06:22:55

    Those cozies are great. I love Jane Austen! I am reading World War Z right now.


  2. Christa
    Jan 11, 2013 @ 06:59:40

    I love the idea of making my own “Yarn Cozies”. I’ve been wanting a few, and I also have some sock yarn scraps sitting around collecting dust. Thanks for the inspiration!


  3. Karen
    Jan 11, 2013 @ 08:42:18

    Lovely cozies! What a great way to use up leftovers.


  4. Michelle
    Jan 11, 2013 @ 11:13:08

    Yarn ball cozy!?! That’s brilliant. My balls are always coming undone in my bag. Also, congrats on the milestone!!! 😀


  5. sarah in the woods
    Jan 11, 2013 @ 11:59:38

    Congrats on the bloggy success. I love how colorful your cozies are.


  6. Minding My Own Stitches
    Jan 11, 2013 @ 12:01:16

    What a clever way to use up those little sock yarn scraps 🙂 I’ve got lots of those hanging around. I’ve just got a ball winder to make yarn cakes, so this might have to go into my queue!


  7. stitchingirl
    Jan 11, 2013 @ 17:42:32

    I never thought of yarn cosies before. What a clever idea to keep the ball of yarn neat and not tangled!


  8. Regula
    Jan 12, 2013 @ 00:37:17

    I’ve been thinking about throwing all my left over sock yarn in a basket, but a tin is even better. Great idea! Happy weekend. Regula


  9. Nina
    Jan 12, 2013 @ 05:35:12

    A great idea to make the yarn ball – I’m inspired to make one for my self also! It would fre me from sorting out the tangled yarn … Than you so much for sharing the tip!
    Have a great weekend, Nina


  10. suddenexpression
    Jan 13, 2013 @ 23:24:57

    Wow! Lost of visitors! That’s great! I’ve been thinking about making a yarn ball cozy myself. I think you’ve convinced me. I also need to find a tin like that! Where do you find them now a-days?


  11. Natalie
    Jan 16, 2013 @ 09:59:51

    Thanks so much for sharing this post on Tutorial Thursdays.
    It was one of my favourites and I will be featuring it tomorrow on this weeks Linky Party.
    Do come past and grab yourself a button 🙂


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