9.16.2007

give me a P, give me an O, give me....eh, ferget it

ok, so here's the question, do i like the pompom made the old-fashioned manual way:



or do i need to get a pompom maker:



the above photo courtesy of roy, my new knitterboypupil. the pompoms he made were put together using the small sizes of clover pompom makers. the prior photo is a hat i am making for my niece, the photo doesn't show the sparkly-ness of the blue yarn which is so cute, with a pompom made by me the manual way, with a debit card of course!! what do you guys think, should i invest in a pompom maker or keep to the messy tussled look?

17 comments:

bunchkin said...

I like yours better. It has a funky, messy look that is really neat.

Dave said...

I like it au naturale ;-)

Kim said...

In spite of my need to be a neat control freak, I prefer yours. :)

Tracy said...

I think it depends on how well you make them. When I tried it the old fashioned way I kept pulling out stray strands. The maker wasn't a big investment however, I really never use it so I guess it was a bit of a waste. Either, I guess, they both look nice to me for different reasons.
Geez, that was no help at all!

Matt....... said...

Hey, why don't you try making them on a bent up wire coat hanger? might just work.....

royfenn said...

I like yours, but I like 'em with the tool also!!!! I am torn! But you can always borrow mine!!!

dickie said...

hahaha, cute!
I'm not a big fan of pom poms but seeing them always makes me smile. ^_^

KnitXcorE said...

roy's look kinda pro. but, that's not to say I wont wind my yarn around a paperback every now and then (i like 'em big, LOL!)

Shelley said...

What else would you use a debit card for?

I like the messy one far better, more character, and if 'ya gotta wear a pompom, do it with STYLE!

kasiaiscarly said...

As much as I try to avoid pom pon's I like yours better. ps - I was on the squad in HS, and it is pom pon, rather than the commonly called pom pom!

Kyle Kunnecke said...

I think if you want a neat pom pom, you should just get a pom pom maker... I think they even sell them at Joann's so with a 40% coupon it couldn't be that expensive... :)

on another note... I love your blog so I tagged you! go to http://kyleknits.blogspot.com/2007/09/i-have-been-tagged.html and see what I'm talking about - it's fun to learn more about people and you're really interesting to me... I hope you'll play along!

Gucci Muse said...

The hat is gorgeous and the pom pom is wonderfully paired.

Get the maker, they are cheap and sometimes you need those tight, symmetrical pom poms.

JollyEwe said...

I think it depends on what they will be on. I personally like the "rustic" handmade on more sophisticated adult pieces, but like the very neat, almost store bought versions on bright colored kids stuff. So, I guess you do need a pompom maker just in case (and the nice thing is they are super cheap)

Charles said...

Oh Cute little Pom Poms!I dont think youguys dont have to buy pom pom maker for your project..Good O old-fashioned manual alwasy came out naturaly
and I dont like the looks of just profect made with pom pom maker!(As artist myself..I dont like pom pom maker that much! I like there own diffent character!

Eric & Tony said...

That hat is soooo cute and made even cuter by the pom.

Whether or not you use a maker definately depends on the look you are going for. Personally, I think the manual pom is perfect on that hat.

justJENN said...

GET THE MAKER YOU KNOW YOU WANT IT.

Grits said...

OMG! i like the pom poms from the maker - they remind me of candy. i want to EAT them!