13 December 2010

Pompoms for the Tree

Our tree has a lot of sparkly, shiny, glassy, porcelain ornaments and I wanted to add a bit of warm-fuzzy to it this year. Pompoms it is! And I found the perfect yarn, with specks of holiday gold in it.

They turned out a little ragamuffin but I kind of like them all the same.

I started with a simple template cut out of a box. This saves the fingers some pain and keeps them a pretty consistent size.

The cutout slot helps at the tying off stage. Once it's tied, it's time to cut the loops on either side.

Time for a little haircut.