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« on: January 14, 2007 07:47:36 PM »



This was a stashbuster! I used my one precious skein of Lang Silkdream. I love it. I wore it all day and felt like a snow bunny. The hat only took about 3 hours, but the damn pom pom took about 4. Is there an easy way to make pom poms that I don't know about?
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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2007 07:55:14 PM »

Very cute!
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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2007 08:02:09 PM »

nice Smiley

that depends, did you use a pom pom maker?

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i did a search in case you didn't use one. there seems to be two types:
http://www.knittersreview.com/article_tool_more.asp?article=/review/product/020328_a.asp
or
http://www.generalbaileyfarm.com/images/Doo%20Dads/Pom%20Pom%20Maker.jpg

the last one is the kind i have. you can make your own very easily. basically take a cereal box and cut out two identical circles, and then 2 smaller circles directly in the center. wrap the yarn thru it keeping even tension. when you're finished, take a pair of scissors and carefully cut thru the yarn on the outter edge, slipping the scissors inbetween the two pieces of cardboard. when it's all cut, slide the cardboard *slightly* apart, wrap a peice of yarn between it and tie it off. slip off the cardboard and fluff. instant pom pom.
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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2007 08:31:32 PM »

I LOVE it!  Great job!  And what a great project for a single skein of coveted yarn!



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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2007 08:45:23 PM »

Thanks to everyone for the nice comments!

Thanks simply for the tips! That first pom pom maker looks really good. I'm totally gonna get that one if I ever make a pom pom again. What I did was cut two pieces of cardboard into donut shapes and pretty much followed your directions. It sounds so easy, but what took so long was pulling the length of yarn through the donuts over and over and over. It took about 15 yards of yarn or so, which is a lot to pull through a small hole and it inevitably got tangled up many times. I tried winding the length of it into a small bobbin, but I couldn't get it small enough to fit through the hole. It was a very tedious process.
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« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2007 08:54:51 PM »

ah, i see. i put my yarn on a "shuttle", it makes it much easier Smiley  just a strip of cardboard with the ends notched in to hold the yarn.
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« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2007 09:05:52 PM »

great job! I'm patiently waiting for this book thru the library...can't hardly wait!
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« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2007 11:40:08 PM »

When you're wrapping the yarn around the circles, try using 5 strands at once... it's quicker!!!  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2007 08:05:06 PM »

wow, that hat is beautiful! i wish i knew how to do cables  Cry i can't seem to figure it out. am i supposed to start doing the cable twisty thing right after casting on or am i supposed to wait?
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« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2007 06:22:40 AM »

wow, that hat is beautiful! i wish i knew how to do cables  Cry i can't seem to figure it out. am i supposed to start doing the cable twisty thing right after casting on or am i supposed to wait?
read the pattern  Smiley in this case you do the "twisty thing" every 6th row.

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