Sunday, October 6, 2013

Mardi Gras Ball

In yesteday's post I mentioned the talented Jackie E-S.  One of her whimsical designs caught my eye, the Stress Ball.  What really moved me from 'liking' to 'wanting to make' was when it morphed into a Mardi Gras Ball.  I couldn't resist and decided that I would make one a year, each different but sticking with the Mardi Gras theme.  I had the same yarn that Jackie used but that will wait for next year's ball.  For this year, I found another yarn that called to me.  I will be making my Mardi Gras ball soon, but the first one went to Jackie.


Pattern: Mardi Gras Ball, a variation of the Stress Ball

Color - Sour Grapes
Fingering/sock weight
80% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon
400 yards - used only about 25 yards for the ball

Notions:  - Size 8/0 Duracoat Galvanized Gold Beads: 794
Purchased from EarthFaire
- 2.5" Styrofoam ball purchased at AC Moore in Concord, NC

  Needles: US 1 / 2.25 mm

Note:  The pattern calls for the ball to be stuffed but I decided to put a styrofoam ball inside this one, and all future balls.  There are other variations for beading patterns on the HeartStrings site, here, and click here for the Ravelry link.
On the Knitting Enjoyment Scale, I give this project a 10!

My Ravelry Project Page is here.


Anonymous said...

I heard you were making a voyage into your Stash. I hope all turns out well please be careful and take some water and food.. Be sure and take your phone so you can call for help if you can't find your way back out.

Joanne said...

At least I won't be cold!

Jackie E-S said...

Thank YOU Joanne!