Here's another quick and easy knit Christmas ornament for those of you who might still be looking for a few handmade extras to add to your tree this year.
This one is a Striped Christmas Ball Ornament. Worked in two colors of medium weight yarn, it begins at the bottom with just 6 stitches, then increases steadily to the center of the ball and decreases back down to the finish. You stuff it as you're knitting for a completely seamless project.
The shape of the ornament is basically a ball, but how you stuff it will determine if you get a rounder ball or something more tapered. Either way, this is a project that would take a knitter with some experience less than an hour to complete, so you can make up a bunch for family and friends or just to hang all over your own tree.