Anybody remember the book A Big Ball of String? It was mine as child, and Max used to love to have Jeff read it to him when he was little. But I digress...
My mom and I were busy yesterday, creating the big ball of yarn that I will use to make a scarf for her (and possibly me)(we think there will be enough)(and we like to match!). This involved cutting the yarn to length (2, 2.5 and 5 yards) and then tying the ends together, in order. Took more calculations than we originally thought, but I think we (read: my mom) figured it out. Here's how we did it:
We measured the distance we needed, and wrapped the yarn around two chairs. My mom sat and held the ends while I went round and round with the yarn, in the worst game of musical chairs I've ever played, lol!
Then we cut the yarn, and laid it on my dining table, in the order of knottage.
At first, I thought I'd be knotting until the cows came home...but it didn't end up taking too long.
Gorgeous! Although, we surprised at how small the ball of yarn ended up being...we'd both envisioned a REALLY BIG BALL. So we made it happen, via optical illusion...
And now I need to get busy knitting. :)