Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Yarn Along

I finished my blue Donnie's Hat
I only had a few rows to go last week so no surprise there.
I also got the pom-pom made and attached...so it is done-done,
I just want to make some tags for it.

This hat's destination...
each girl from our knitting group will contribute one item for a basket
Leanne is putting together. 
It will be our contribution for a fund raiser for her son's baseball team,
to help with the expenses for their trip to Williamsport this year.
How exciting!!

I am still reading,
"Seriously Mum, What's an Alpaca"
Slow and steady, re-reading pages when necessary...
so far I am really enjoying it and I am so proud to say that I am reading again.
I started a new project, a 400 yard scarf, 
will share an image of that next week!

Here's a picture p.s. on how to make a pom-pom with a fork,
it's super easy and they turn out great!


I use our large meat fork...


wrap it around 50 + times...


thread an additional piece of yarn around the pom-pom,
then through the center opening of the meat fork.

Tie tightly, knot...


cut the loops while it is still on the fork, I find that to be easier.
Slide it off, easy, peasy.


Pom-pom haircut, trim it up... 
don't go crazy, it will never be perfect, just pretty...
 this method works for me, every. single. time.

I am joining Ginny at Small Things 
for
Yarn Along

27 comments:

  1. Hey ... I never knew forks could be used for that!!! Good idea though, and that hat looks great.

    All the best Jan

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  2. Yup ..i did that too. Used a fork.

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  3. Good morning, Debbie.. The hat is pretty and thanks for sharing how to do a pom-pom. Neat use for a fork. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

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  4. Hey, that's neat! So simple but looks so good!

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  5. Hello Debbie!:) It looks lovely, and I enjoyed seeing how you made the pom-pom.

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  6. The Blue Donnie's Hat is amazing! Awesome job! And what a fantastic idea to make a pom-pom. I'll have to remember that! :)
    I love that you made this hat for a fundraiser.

    Have a fabulous day, Debbie :)
    Hugs to you,
    Beate

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  7. What a beautiful hat! I love the tutorial on making a pom-pom. Isn't it great to find easy ways to make things look awesome... you certainly did just that :) Hoping you get your snow this weekend :)

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  8. Very interesting, Debbie, I do otherwise :))
    Besos.

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  9. Oh my gosh Debbie, I remember learning how to make pom-poms but it wasn't till I saw your pictures it made me remember. gosh that was long, long ago. :) Your hat is wonderful so glad you are reading your book. I always love reading your yarn along posts. I love that color and I love the idea of the basket.
    Have a lovely day.

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  10. Debbie!
    Cute cap and tassel very resourceful.
    Greetings.

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  11. Great idea and so easy to use a fork to make pom pom. So good of you and friends to contribute to the basket for the young man's team.

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  12. The book sounds interesting, and this is really coming along. Great idea with the fork.

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  13. Once again - LOVE your choice of yarn color! And fun pom-pom tutorial!

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  14. That hat is so beautiful, Debbie. And, I'm glad to hear you're reading again. Sometimes, it's difficult to get
    back into but oh how wonderful when we do. :)

    xoxo

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  15. Good looking hat! My daughter wore one of hers to church the other night - it was nasty cold!

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  16. That is a great looking hat and I love your pom-pom trick!

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  17. I finally got my act together and found you! And of course you did not disappoint, love your hat and pom-pom maker. Hugs, Joan B from the knit group at Arrow Acres.

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    1. hi joan, i am so happy to see you here but i do like knitting with you better. i'm glad you got to see this post, i always have so much fun knitting with the group. i look forward to seeing you soon!!!!

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  18. As I have said before I love this hat and who knew that was how to make a Pom Pom; amazing. It should do well In a fund raiser. Be fore to share a little more detail on the book you are reading; the title is interesting. Have a blessed day dear friend!

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  19. This is fantastic, Debbie!
    You are truly amazing.
    Love that little pom pom! :-)

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  20. Lovely hat! I wondered how you got such a nice fluffy pom-pom. Thanks for the instructions!

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