My newest Christmas obsession? Pompoms. Yep! Cute little fluffy balls of brightly coloured yarn make me happy. Call it nostalgia for those socks with the little squishy yarn balls at the heel from my childhood. Call it the world’s easiest little diy project (if you have razor sharp scissors, that is… I figured that part out super quick!) But I love them. And I’ve been pompom-making like a little pompom nut around here.
And I’ve been following THIS pompom-making tutorial, courtesy of Bella Dia.
First pompom lesson learned? Natural does not equal better. The red “value” yarn I purchased makes far superior poms to the green “au natural and wholesome and good” cotton (it’s the fabric of our lives, you know.)
Apparently Zooey Deschanel agrees.
The red superstar pompom-making yarn? It’s 100% acrylic.
Random: does anyone else immediately think of Meryn Cadell’s song “The Sweater” whenever the words “100% acrylic” come up?
I do. Every. Single. Time.
My favourite part of the song:
Now if the sweater has, like, reindeer on it
or is a funny color like yellow… I’m sorry,
you can’t get away with a sweater like that
Look for brown, or grey, or blue
Anything other than that, and you
know you’re dealing with
someone who’s different
And different is NOT what you’re looking for
And yep! Apparently it’s Youtube Day around here. Fun, non? :)
But I digress. Back to my happy little Christmassy pompoms…
The red acrylic yarn makes perfect perky and fluffy pompoms. My green cotton pompoms rather closely resemble miniature Oscar-the-Grouch-es.
But, just like my favourite garbage-can dwelling monster, they have a certain cuteness too. They’ll do. :)
What am I planning to do with the above-mentioned pompoms? I have plans. Don’t you worry about me! I’m not about to become some strange pompom-obsessed yarn hoarder. Promise!
And what ARE these plans? To be announced very very shortly, I hope (since Christmas is only 12 – TWELVE! – days away, and red and green pompoms are pretty holiday-specific, if you ask me.)