Friday 28 January 2011

I kinda heart the pompoms

I finished the cutest project to date: I heart Pompoms by Karen Borrel. It's freezing cold here in London and yesterday I resolved I had to get my warmest, snuggliest hat finished. Plus its the first hat I've made me me that came out just the way I loved.

It knit up nice and quickly with the ribbing making me feel like I was making quick progress. I opted for icord rather than crochet. I cannot make crochet work. It is evil, I'm convinced. I look on very enviously and distrustfully as some of my friends crochet. They must be magic is all I can assume.

I have to say though, I did not heart the pompom process. I decided to use up some sportweight that I used for my Mum's socks..... never again. If I'm making giant pompoms, I'm making them out of chunky yarn. The picture was taken half way through yesterday evening.... yes that is a cocktail next to the half finished pompom. I was desperate at that point.


Julie said...

That hat is so cute!! And I'm a sucker for pom poms, too. They just look awesome.

A Playful Day said...

Thank you! The pattern is really really lovely. Just don't make the pompoms with skinny yarn. Not unless you like self-punishment. I wouldn't judge....