The Feral Knitter talks you thru your first Magic Ball project -- "Loosely tie lengths of yarn to each other, for a unique, self-striping yarn that reveals itself as you knit. You can use different textures, different weights, and most definitely different colors. The trick is to avoid the scrappy look, to provide some structure to the design. This can be accomplished through controling values, limiting hues, use of solid colors, and the careful choice of pattern." Click for more.