I’ve always liked pom-poms in theory, but have had problems producing one. Twice I’ve tried to make a pom-pom maker from cardboard and failed miserably. This year however I have accumulated such a large pile of yarn scraps that something had to be done. I don’t do a lot of stripes or colourwork, so pom-poms seemed like the perfect answer.
So I bought a plastic Clover pom-pom maker from the Tampere crafts fair.
Well, obviously I had to first try pom-poms on hats. This one’s in Madelinetosh Tosh DK in “Maple Leaf”. The pattern is Helios from Pipo on pääasia.
Malabrigo Twist in “Ravelry Red”. The pattern is Bobba by Woolly Wormhead. One skein was just barely enough for my (huge) noggin.
And then I had The Idea. We never get a real big tree here since we won’t be at home for Christmas, but I still love to decorate as much as possible. So that’s our small plastic tree with pom-poms and sock yarn miniskeins.
I have to admit that I also considered adding a pom-pom to the green beret I showed in the last post. But I’m trying to resist the urge for now.