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PomPons

I have always made horrible pompons with that McGyver technique of using a piece of cardboard and then tying string and cutting them up. Horrible, they turn out, at least for me.

Then, when I was working a few hours here and there in a yarn store, I learned about Pompon makers – like these:

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Apparently they come in many sizes – I picked a set of two in the middle sizes (they’re not really large in my opinion). It turns out that even a newbie like me, can, with a bit trimming, make a first pompon like this:

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which makes a great cat toy:

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and you can even use the second one you make on an actual knitwear item, and have it go through the dryer too!

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This could get addicting!

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