Yes, why yes I do!
They did start small, and grew and grew and grew...then they shrank a bit and grew some more and then shrank and got fuzzy.
Fuzzy balls, yes.
Wooly, warm, fuzzy balls of laundry goodness.
Okay I am talking about dryer balls.
I did not make them up but I did it I made some up.
I have been using tennis balls in the dryer when I needed to dry my comforters for a while. On hearing about wool dryer balls From Meghan over on Stitch it! Podcast, I had to make some to replace the tennis balls. Why would a knitter use tennis balls when she has wool readily available at home, or so I thought. Well I had just stash purged as you have read, so I really did not have much in the way of small bits of wool. I was in need so last night I went to Meijer to get a few skeins of Paton’s Classic wool. Inexpensive workhorse yarn. I get to the store and all they have is acrylic.
Who the hell thought this up?
We really need to talk to the people who do the buying for a store in the Midwest where white crap falls from the sky... what do you mean no wool!
Today as I was taking the Sgt's car in to get the tire fixed, I stopped by The Needlesmith (LYS here in Grand Haven) and picked up five single skeins of Ella Rae in different colors to make wool balls out of.
I did have a bit left over from MS. Purple Pants, and it was used up as well.
Here are the balls as I made them:
Yes, Mr. Spotters had to inspect them.
Again Mr. Spotters has to inspect:
I think he likes them.
To make your own big wooly balls of laundry goodness, the instructions can be found here.