Saturday 1 November 2014

Tiddly Om

When I asked my tutor group to list their hat preferences back in the spring, a depressingly large number of them requested a particular colour for the bobble. "UGH!" was my instant thought, "I am NOT making pom poms!" Memories of those pieces of cardboard came back to me: the pain of cutting a circle out of the middle of some circles; trying to force the ball of yarn through the centre of the circles; getting bored and thus ending up with a floppy bobble.

Friends at knit group suggested a pom pom maker but I remained dismissive; however, it slowly dawned on me that it couldn't possibly be as painful as it was when I was a child. I watched a video on YouTube of a woman making a pom pom using a Clover pom pom maker and it seemed like a doddle; the video was 14 minutes long and for lots of that she was just chattering on, so I decided to give it a go.

I think it's fair to say it was a success. I managed to knit a whole hat and do the pom pom in under two hours this morning at knit group; the rest of the pom poms were put together whilst catching up on Educating the East End this afternoon. Very quick and very satisfying.

Poms on seven hats - one still left to go.

And one with the flash, because this yarn is so much fun!

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