Tools and Techniques: Pompoms!
|Gramma's Hug by Carolyn Macpherson|
So, back in the summer, if you were reading along with my journey, I decided that with a stash the size that I have, more yarn purchases could not always be rationalized. (Note that I built in some wiggle room for myself in that statement). I have been on the look-out for tools and techniques, and have really enjoyed a shift of focus for blogpost inspirations! This week I want to share with you a technique and a tool.
|Image imported from and credit given to honestlywtf.com|
Do you love pompoms? They are great to add to hats, and make for fun toys or decorations. Often, when at knitting retreats, I have seen trees and shrubs adorned with garlands of pompoms. I think making pompoms would be a fun rainy day activity to do with kids or knitting friends.
These little devices are not expensive, and are worth checking out the next time you visit your LYS. Pompoms can be made in alternative ways, with items found at home, but these tools were fun to experiment with and I don't regret my small investment. They are tools I know I will use in the future.
|Clover Pom-Pom Maker, image imported from and credited to WEBs.com|
|Lion Brand PomPom Maker, image imported from and credited to Amazon.com|
If you go to YouTube or Google and type in "Making pompoms", you will find many tutorials and crafty inspirations for using pompoms. Pinterest is another good spot to go and browse for ideas.
I hope this post adds a bit to your day, good luck, and happy knitting!