Our knitting guild was asking for ornaments to put on our local VA Christmas tree, so seeing how my hubby works in Public affairs there, I thought I'd better contribute. Hey, besides I've been wanting to knit these since last year ok! ;)
My 2 favorite ones! Sorry for the blingin' pictures these are worsted holiday colors yarn and you know what, I have no idea what it is, I sent the yarn back to the guild for next year and forgot to find out, you can find it most likely in your craft stores. I do know the solid green one is cashmerino blend, the Peru luxury one and I didn't like knitting with it as it has no give at all! Anyhow, the gold thread in it is what's blingin'. The back red one has silver thread in it.
Here they all are, hanging out on my cinnamon pine cones...ahhh those are fabulous, I smell them as I walk in the house.
Pattern: See link above
Yarn: no clue...
2" styrofoam balls
Mods: I used worsted weight vs. Carrie's sock/dk weight yarn, thus I used US 6's and magic looped these babies! I followed the pattern as it is written. Oh and I added the ribbon, but don't look too close, I stink at that.
This is a really easy to knit pattern and takes hardly any time at all. Well when you use worsted weight, knowing me, if I used sock weight I'd still be on the first one!
So, go ahead and knit yer own blingin' or non-blingin'
Whew...I have never, photographed something as much as these blingin' balls! I swear over 50 pictures!! I so need to construct a light box or something for these dark days!