Felted yarn balls

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A good use for all of my extra yarn – at least, 100% wool yarn that isn’t super wash . . . I hand-wound different sized balls of yarn, then put them in old pairs of panty hose and tied knots in between, so that they wouldn’t unwind or move around at all.

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Surprisingly, it took three times in a hot washer and hot dryer before they felted enough to hold together.  These are all too big to string together, but if I made smaller ones, I could use a large needle and string them into holiday garlands.

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