A few weeks ago my sister, my mom, and I were discussing our plans for the midnight showing of the new HP movie. Shirts? Scarves? We decided to make pet Pygmy Puffs using a pattern we saw on Ravelry. When we realized how simple they were to make we decided it would be infinitely more fun to give away puffs to good homes...
Here are a few photos of how different they all looked:
We made somewhere between 35 and 40. We decided it would be best to carry them around the theater
in a cardboard box (just like free kittens...that cracked me up) so people could get a good look at them before they picked out the one they liked.
After we got to our seats we tried to quietly ask people if they wanted a puff. The first few people politely declined (what were they thinking?) so we tried a different strategy. My sister yelled out and asked if anyone knew what a pygmy puff was and if they wanted one. The hands started flying up and we were launching them all over the the place. When we were done we snapped this photo of the new owners.
The best part:
We were worried that the puffs wouldn't make an appearance in the movie. When Arnold, Ginny's pink puff, made an appearance on her shoulder on the Hogwarts Express people actually started applauding. It was great!