I want to give my daughter's piano teacher an end-of-the-year gift. She gives lessons at her home and has many different slippers and house shoes, so I thought I would knit her something from Katie Startzman's The Knitted Slipper Book.
My daughter and I chose these pompom flats as slippers she would probably enjoy wearing. They were a very quick knit---but then there are the pompoms to make.
I have never had good luck making pompoms. They're supposedly so simple, and I thought with my daughter's help and Katie's photo tutorial I could easily make enough for these flats.
I was mistaken. Out of several tries each day, I was lucky to have one good one to show for it. What was the problem? I couldn't get the knot tied tightly enough, even with my daughter's magic touch assisting.
Finally I got the idea to wrap the yarn in as narrow a strip as possible---not necessarily tightly, just on top of itself. And for whatever reason, that worked for us. We finished five pompoms in one sitting.
Now I just have to sew them on. . . .
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