I used bits of batting to fill the balls halfway, then poured some catnip in them, then more batting. In the smaller blue ball, I put a bell. The larger ball, at about 2.5 inches diameter, was knitted on size 8 bamboo needles and the smaller one, a little less than 2 inches diameter, on size 6 aluminum needles. I like the bamboo needles better as they're grabbier and will not drop out of the stitches.
Using double pointed needles can be confusing at first. I suggest searching out YouTube videos and watch how it's done. It's so worth learning this method! You can now knit teeny tiny tubes!
Now that I've mastered balls, I can knit octopi and an eggplant! Eventually I hope to graduate to praying mantis. Amigurumi Knits
by Hansi Singh is one of my favorite knitting books, and I have yet to try any of her patterns. They intimidated me. I now have no fear!
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