It was a rainy and cold afternoon, and there was much homework and music practice and house work to be done. So the kids and I spent three hours digging through my basket of wool, making pompoms.
Keira made a finger-knitted chain from some hand-spun wool while Arlo and I became an efficient pompom making duo. It all started when I realised we could make them easily using our hands (like this), instead of the usual cardboard-circle palaver. Much better and happier method.
We made pompoms in various sizes from pale pink, cream, brown, green and yellow wool. I sewed them onto the fingerknitting and now we have a wintry garland for our living area, strung around the doorway to the kitchen as a reminder of a good afternoon.