Aus dem Kochtopf
Wonder ball with Easter
The basis of the wonder ball, Figs.
75-76, is first a round polished foot of about 6 cents
diameter. In the middle of the base a 9 cent. high rod
(a broken knitting needle etc.) is fixed. This rod is
then pushed through an oblong box (about 10 cents
long, 3 cents wide and 2 cents high) which can be
filled as desired and, in order to prevent the box
from sliding down completely, it is covered with a
small cover (sheet metal, silk ribbon, etc.) about 2
cents high. The upper tip of the knitting needle will
later be covered by the elongated button. In addition,
attach two matches to the box (see Fig. 76), which
will later hold the bunnies in place. After these
preparations, start winding the yarn, first crosswise
around the middle stick so that it is covered up to
the button and appears egg-shaped on its upper half.
After a cardboard ring of 1 cent. After a cardboard
ring of 1 cent. width (see Fig. 76) has been attached
to delimit the space for the bunnies, and after the
yarn has been wound tightly around the basic shape for
some time so that it has a pleasing form, the two
small bunnies, made of chocolate, are attached
to the matchsticks and also wrapped securely. Fine
moss and very small sugar eggs hidden in this, like
narrow ribbon covered with lace, complete the
decoration, as can be seen. The arrangement of the
yarn around the legs of the rabbits, which makes it
appear as if one is winding the yarn held by the
other, has a very droll effect on our pattern.
Finally, the knitting needles are to be put through
the ball and decorated with coloured bows.