Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Making Monday

Yes, I know it's Tuesday - it's the school holidays, days are fluid (or to put it another way, I didn't have the time/energy to post last night. The first week of the holidays is always a bit intense*).



So here's yesterday's making:

Guessed?

Miss Mouse quite likes making things but even so I was quite surprised at how she took to this. I had to untangle it for her a couple of times but she did very well. She loved choosing the colours (purple, orange, green, blue, cream and brown - she works on the 'more is more' principle) and was very pleased with the result.


Mine was the one that looks like poached egg. Love that yellow..

I can't remember the last time I made a pompom like this but it must be a couple of decades ago at least. It's very relaxing - I even sat through a couple of episodes of Fireman Sam without muttering about the inordinate number of crises they seem to have in Pontypandy.

I do have a plastic pompom maker gadget but it's absolute rubbish (it doesn't work) compared with the classic two wonky rings of cardboard. Yes, cereal box - well it's traditional! I associate making pompoms with being in Primary Five - my teacher had a big bag of leftover wool and we always seemed to have pompoms on the go, filling in any odd times. Finished maths exercise and there's only five minutes 'til the bell goes? Pompom!  My brother had the same teacher when he was in P5 and the big bag of wool was still on the go then - he made loads of pompoms.

I hadn't even thought of teaching the kids to make pompoms until it struck me that the Boy is going into P5 after the holidays and the association was made. Not that he paid much attention, but there you go.




 * By 'intense' I mean there's a lot of bickering, and bedtime can't come soon enough.







6 comments:

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

Haha, I remember the bag of wool well, only in my case it was in the Top Infants and was kept for rainy playtimes. Simple pleasures but good ones :D

andamento said...

Great idea, I think I'll see if A fancies having a go later, N can try too but I might have to take over...
I know what you mean about the holidays, especially when the weather is so rubbish.

Mrs. Micawber said...

The pompoms look wonderful. I always use a plain cardboard square and they don't come out even. This is a much better idea.

Hope the rest of the holidays are smoother!

Vonnie said...

I hadn't even considered pompoms with my brood, I've got a wealth of crappy acrylic too! If it stops them fighting with one another I'm all for it ;)

scarletti said...

Yup, *intense* here too, and another week of school to go!!Must keep going...

Peeriemoot said...

Wow, didn't realise I'd got so many replies on this (my brain is addled by the holidays I think!) - pompoms speak to all obviously :-).