Verse of the day...

3 I thank my God every time I remember you. 4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, 6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. (Philippians 1:3-6)



Friday, February 27, 2009

Freebie Friday........

How to roll a center pull ball of yarn........

1) You will need a toilet paper roll or paper towel roll... and a skein of yarn. (new or used)
2) Fold the paper tube of your choice in half and in half again to get this look......
3) Place the end of the yarn in the crease of the paper tube like this......
4) Fold the tube in half holding the end inside the crease and start rolling your yarn around the outside of the paper tube.
5) continue to just roll a simple ball to create a good base for your center...
6) This is where the creation begins... start to roll the yarn in a winding motion bottom to top of your center ball...
7) As you do this ... roll the paper tube in your hand so that you continue to wind the yarn around the entire outside of your ball.......
8) continue to roll the tube in your hand as you wind the yarn...

9) lookin' good.......
10) almost done.......
11) Woo Hoo... you made it to the end...... now its time to tuck in that tail.
12) I use a handy dandy crochet hook to tuck in the tail........ slip the hook under a bunch of wraps.... grab the tail.........

13) and pull ........... tah dah.

14) Now to take the paper tube out .............. reach in and grab the beginning tail of your yarn that is inside the crease of the tube.... hold it with your thumb as you grip the yarn ball so not to have you initial windings come out of the center as you remove the tube. With you other hand... pull tube gently out ... wiggling it a touch if need be.. depending on how tight you wound the ball.

pull........................and ....................

15) Done!!!

16) You now have a nice and neat center pull ball of yarn to tuck away with other yarns and it not unroll or tangle. And when your ready to use it........ you wont have to chase it across the room like other yarn balls. *whew*


Have a Fantastic Friday...... and a Wonderful Weekend!
God's Blessings to you all!
hugs & love
Tam

**For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don't use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love.
~ Galatians 5:13**

13 comments:

shana0923 said...

that is great!!!

petralover said...

How neat is that! Thank you.

Ghost said...

Nice technique.

teakaycee said...

awww... gee! thanks!
glad you all like todays freebie. enjoy!

God bless!

Ally said...

That is so cool, thanks for sharing!

Alice said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial. Wonderful!

Mel said...

Tammy - I just did my first center pull ball the other day... it's tiny, as I had just a little yarn but HAD to try out your technique. It is GREAT!! Granted, that tiny little ball of yarn might not ever get used, it's just too cute, but I will NEVER wind up a ball of yarn the way I used to again!! Thank you - I'll be using this technique again and again!! - Melani

Debbi-a1 said...

What a great idea. It looks so professional in the end. Thanks for sharing that idea.

teakaycee said...

Thank you Thank you Thank you everyone! I'm so glad you are finding this tutorial fun and useful!
God Bless you all.
have a rollin' great weekend!

Justbecauseitmakesmesmile said...

What an ingenious idea!!

teakaycee said...

well.. thank you! what a sweet compliment!
Let me know how it works out for ya if you give this a try! :)


God Bless!

Jessica Cali said...

This is fantastic!! thanks.

janet burr said...

Thats a great idear