Happy belated New Year! I was not feeling very happy January 1st, so I tried my best to stay off the internet. But, I still managed to cast on a new project to start the new year and if it weren’t for my arm, I would have finished it on the 1st…instead it finished January 2nd, and included remembering how to make pompoms!
I had an old set of Pom-po-Nette from my grandmother, but the pompom would only be 1.75″ and this called for a 3″ pompom. So after digging through recycling for plastic yogurt lids, I managed to make 2 3″ circles with a 1.5″ centre as per the pattern. My steps were to create a manual compass out of cardboard, then I drew the circles, then realized it might be easier to cut if I used the tip of an exacto knife in the ‘compass’.
After all this I wanted to figure a speedier way to make pompoms so last evening I went Pinterest searching and found a couple of neat tricks:
And of course the commercial version that would be very speedy indeed from Clover:
Happy pompom making!