Over the weekend I had a ball (pun intended) making yarn pom poms! (And I looked up the spelling -- one word or two -- for this blog post and let me tell you, there are a lot of strong opinions, but no clear winner.)
Quite a while ago, I bought some pom pom maker tools with big plans to make a bazillion pom poms for a Christmas garland. However, I never even took the pom pom makers out of the packaging.
Fast forward to last week.
I decided that it would be super fun to make pom pom earrings! I consulted with a knitter friend of mine on what kind of yarn to buy and she very kindly sent me a box filled with her yarn remnants. One maker's trash is another maker's treasure!
On Saturday, I finally took the pom pom makers out of their packaging and read the instructions. A few minutes later I had a pair of pom pom earrings!
I was so delighted with them that I immediately posted a photo in my instagram stories. Someone responding by sending me a link to the instagram of @actualworkbyme (Niki Dionne). She has some fabulous pom poms with faces! I think she stitches the faces on after making the pom poms, but it lit a burning fire of a question in me. Can you make pom poms with patterns?
Yes, you can! I will show you my rough first attempts and then follow them up with some amazing pom poms I found online. This is what I made on Saturday:
And these are some of the aspirational pom poms I found online -- every single source link leads to a step-by-step tutorial:
I can't wait to tackle some of these tutorials! The alphabet one hurts my brain but also makes me excited. More pom poms, please!
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