When I blogged yesterday and said I was concern whether Shelia would like the hat I made her as part of her stitching Santa, I failed to tell you I had another concern I about it.
When I finished Shelia’s hat, I decided to knit a blue and white version as an extra Christmas present for Lovely Eldest.
Two days after I finished, I went to wrap it up, but the pom poms had vanished. Well not exactly vanished, more exploded and fallen off. Horrified I wondered why? I’ve never encountered an exploding pom pom before. Had I really been remiss enough not to tie all three tightly enough? Or maybe it was the crepe wool I’d used? And if it was the crepe wool, had the pom poms om Shelia’s hat exploded?
I made another pom pom, tied it really tight and bashed it about as much as I could. It remained intact, so I assumed I’d had a glass of red wine too many when I made lovely eldest’s. I made two more, attached all three to the hat and wrapped it up.
A nagging doubt about Shelia’s pom poms still nestled at the back of my mind, so I was relieved on Christmas day when Lovely Eldest unwrapped her hat to find the pom poms still intact. However yesterday lunch time she noticed one of the pom poms was missing…
Having tied all three pom poms super tight, I’m even more concerned the problem is the crepe yarn and even more concerned Shelia’s pom poms have exploded too 😦