One of my good friends is having a baby in one short month, and in addition to the awesome file system she got at her baby shower, she also received a little clutch ball that I made. To be honest, I didn’t have the time or the energy to make one of my giraffes, even though a side comment about an elephant turned her nursery into a whole jungle theme. But this was a great way to incorporate her nursery colors into a gift and have it still be personal and with a touch of homemade.
The clutch ball is using a pattern from my friend Kara’s shop, Petals to Picots. The instructions are clear and concise and after a while, you definitely memorize the pattern so it works up pretty quickly. Plus, it’s totally customizable to whatever colors you want. The pattern uses worsted weight yarn, so you have plenty of choices when it comes to yarn materials and colors. It’d be a great way to use up some scraps too!
I think the next time I make it, I’ll have to try to incorporate some noise-maker into it, since the first thing anyone does when they pick up the clutch ball is to shake it and expect to hear something. Maybe I should stock up on ding-a-ling cat toys?