I am elbow-deep in Christmas cookie making, this weekend. This year I’m doing all six varieties of The Best Christmas Cookies In the World, including Coconut Jewels which haven’t been made, I think, since the mid-eighties. Sparks says they’re his favorite. Last year, Pecan Butter Balls were his favorite. The year before, Lemon Currant Slices.
So here’s a pretty picture of some pompoms I made this week, instead of pictures of my kitchen (which is a disaster area). Retro Mama blogged about making them a while back, and I thought to myself, “oho! I have both pompom makers and appropriate yarn! Lets do this!”
I took her advice to wind the yarn tightly, fill the tool with it completely, and trim off really a lot to get full pompoms. I’m very happy with mine, though they haven’t reached the supernatural roundness of hers. Seriously, how did she do that?
I have no idea what to do with them now. Package toppers? Cat toys?