On the third Monday of the month a group of enthusiastic knitters meet in the Resource Room at the Duxbury Free Library. From 6:00 - 8:00 you can find knitters of various skill levels with yarn between their fingers. We would love you to join us. If you can't, follow us here!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Pompom . . . more than just a hat topping

How often have you knitted the perfect hat and then had the quandary of what to put on the top? Do you make a tassel? Go for a creation of loops made from icord? Or the traditional pompom? 

I will confess to you here and now . . . my pompoms never look that great. I can't explain why . . . it's just the way it is. So when I was shelving the new books and saw Make Your Own Cute and Easy Pompoms, I quickly took it off the shelf. After a quick browsing I decided to take it home. 

Take a look. You might never make pompom nesting dolls or toys for your dog (I would be afraid that Fido would eat them!), but I promise you'll think about pompoms differently. 

Go ahead  . . . check it out . . . think outside the box and let your creativity flow. Just looking through it makes me want to knit a hat so I can have the most original pompom ever created on top. 

My favorite is the apples . . . let me know what yours is.

Until next time, keep your nose in a book or your fingers in fiber.