Thursday, December 22, 2011

Countdown to Knitmas: Day 22!

I had the best of intentions of making simple ornaments each day at our house to deck the tree daily, but that only happened here and there throughout the last 3 weeks. I found 24 ideas though, scouring the internet.

This idea is my favorite - the Woolly Sheep. With the help of the most awesome pom-pom maker I have ever had the pleasure of using (Clover Pom-Pom Maker), I was able to make a whole flock of varying sizes.  Using this tool, you can skip most of the details in step 1, just do the make a pom-pom part. As a side note, I think that I have tried making pom-poms in all the ways that are out there from using your hand or cardboard as a guide to the concentric circles and a tapestry needle to a pom-pom tree to these Clover gems.

Ingredients: Pom-Pom Maker, White (and black for the black sheep), felt for faces, pipe cleaner for legs, and ribbon for hanger.

I decided not to use the bell for attaching the heads. Instead, I used a 3rd piece of pipe cleaner to act as a neck and glued the head to that. I also decided to slip the pipe cleaner legs, neck, and the ribbon hanger into the appropriate halves before tying the center; then, it was all attached tightly and securely at the same time.

With the tiniest pom-pom makers, I decided that they would be just as fun a little snowballs.
Happy Holiday Needling,

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