Do you remember the original Star Trek episode, “The Trouble with Tribbles”? In that episode, Lt. Uhura brings this cuddly creature called a tribble aboard the Enterprise as a pet. She didn’t know that tribbles reproduce very quickly and soon the ship is overrun with them. But most of the crew doesn’t care because tribbles make a soft purring sound that soothes humans.
We feel that way about pompoms. They are easy and fast to make: wrap, tie and snip. The resulting fluffy balls are so soothing, that you’ll find it hard to stop making them.
Don’t stop with just plain pompoms — use your imagination. Try combining different yarns. A sparkly yarn adds bling. Or make one with different yarn weights for a perky sort of orb. Use up that collection of little leftover yarn balls from past projects that all knitters and crocheters have.
If you’re wondering what to do with all those fuzzy balls, don’t worry, you won’t have to beam them to another planet. We have a myriad of ideas, including adding them to a decorative garland and gift-wrapped packages.
If you need more inspiration, join us this Sunday, December 21 for a PomPom-athon. Bring your stash and try our pompom makers in sizes ranging from extra small to jumbo. Get pointers from our expert pompom designers. We’ve decked the store with pompoms and other knitted objects to start your creative juices. Or just stop by for some holiday snacks and good cheer from 11am to 2pm.
Knit Christmas Lights Pattern - made with our Bag o' Balls
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