Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Pom Poms

I popped into Pat Catan's on my way home this afternoon because I was hoping to pick up a set of US size 1 double pointed knitting needles.  They didn't have them.  

They did, however, have a cool looking set of pom pom makers on sale for $2.  I was extra enticed because I had recently been reading about Erica's adventures with pom poms over on her blog.  I know I could easily make pom poms with 2 pieces of free cardboard, but this seemed like an opportunity to have way more than 2 bucks worth of fun.  I bought the set.

The instructions were pretty straightforward but I'd be lying if I said my first attempt didn't end up as a useless pile of 3" pieces of yarn.  Oops.

I only had one failed attempt, though, and then it was smooth sailing.  

I'm super excited about using some pom poms in a knitting project now!  I'm not sure what that project will be, but I'm sure I'll think of something.  Do you have any suggestions?

Happy (unofficial) pom pom day!


  1. I need to get some pom pom makers! I've just been using the cardboard method for the past couple years... about time I invest!

  2. $2, why not buy it ?!
    the possibilities are endless, garlands, put them on cushions, clothes, etc...

  3. Now, you're a pom pom lover too! They can be so fun!

    Pom pom makers can definitely be tricky the first time you use them, but once you get the hang of it, they are so much fun. Pom poms are great for winter accessories like hats and gloves. I can't wait to see what you come up with! :)

  4. I've used the cardboard method too but it's just not as neat as the "offical" way with these makers. Just bought a set from Etsy and it's totally worth it. I really want to try to do a pom pom banner tutorial for the blog! :) Or just use them as packing material for sending surprises?

  5. Perhaps tie them to your skates. Doesn't everyone have pom poms on their skates?

  6. I love making pom poms! So easy to make and so fun. Love the colors you used as well!

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