There seems to be loads of women at my work who are pregnant at the moment. And while I'm trying not to stand too close for fear that it is catching (joking), I am enjoying making all sorts of cute little gifts as their maternity leave time approaches. This week another work friend of mine is off to have a little one, so I whipped up this tiny crochet beanie (gender neutral as I didn't know if it will be a boy or a girl).
I took the opportunity to try out making a fork pom pom. This is a good technique to use for making very small pom poms. This is how I did it:
Start with your yarn between the tines (spokes) of your fork and start to wind the yarn around.
Continue winding about 50 times. Then tie a second piece of yarn tightly between your middle tines.
Slip the bundle off the end of the fork and cut the looped sides open.
You'll then have a flat pom pom. Just roll it around in your hands to make it fluffy!
I still can't get over the size of newborn attire. I always doubt that this could possibly fit on someone's head! But usually it ends up being too big.
Also, thanks everyone for your ethical fabric recommendations. I have updated the link list on my blog (on the right side). I also went and checked out all the links and now I have a terrible itch to go and buy new fabric! Please keep your recommendations coming in for eco, fair-trade or otherwise ethical fabric so that I can continue to grow the list.