QueerJoe

QueerJoe's Knitting Blog
Pom-Pom Bonanza Display 02

Pom-Pom Bonanza!

In addition to making hand-wound pom-poms in the same yarn that I made the double-layer knit hats, I also ordered some pom-poms from China for a full-scale pom-pom bonanza!

The Trouble With Tribbles

Pom-Pom Bonanza Captain Kirk with Tribbles

Most of you know that I’m not a huge fan of hats.  I don’t look very good in them.  But they’re a good item to make to sell at the craft shows.

So, it’s no surprise that I have no sense about whether I should include pom-poms on the hats that I sell.

I’ve been trying to notice if most of the hats I see have them or not.  But decisions still elude me at this moment.

So, I ordered  a few faux-fur pom-poms and I made some hand-wound pom-poms.

Pom-Pom Display 01

It turns out I’ve made about 5 pom-poms.  I’ve also purchased 60 faux-fur pom-poms.  Here’s what I’ve decided to do.  I think I’ll attach pom-poms to any hats that I have two hats in the same color.  The others, I’ll put up for sale without pom-poms, but offer to secure one onto any hat someone wants for an additional $3.  I’m thinking I can do that in a couple of minutes if they’re all threaded and ready to go…no?

Current Knitting

I made more progress on the Chantal Silk Old Shale Wrap.

Chantal Silk Old Shale Wrap 11-29-19 01

It seems like this wrap will end up being about 60″ or so long and it’s currently 11″ wide.  I’m trying to decide on how wide to make it.

Should I use up all the yarn?  Should I stop at 20″? Should I stop when I’ve used about half the yarn so I can make two of these? I’ve used about 130 grams out of 350 so far.  If I use 45 more grams that will only be less than 15″ wide.

Oh well, I’ll figure it out.

1 comment on “Pom-Pom Bonanza!

  1. Re: pompoms. I did the “attach now” thing a few times. It worked except for a couple of shows that were crazy busy! A lady across from me attached them with a small safety pin to ALL hats…then reduced price if you didn’t want it. If you took it, she put in a little paper with instructions to permanently attached. She told people she used the safety pin so they could “change up” the look of the hat. Or for gift giving etc. She said it worked well for her.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *