I know what you are thinking: “Has it come to this – has she really started decorating the paper towel roller?” The answer is no, and yes. This was originally intended as the first in a set of napkin rings for Christmas. A sort of yarny tribute to bolo ties. However, the pom-poms were a little huge for napkins, so this will probably end up sealing a gift bag or something. In the meantime it is true that I am letting it linger on the paper towels because I like it – guilty as charged.
But the real reason I am letting you see this is that I just feel compelled to give it up to Clover, the makers of the all new pom-pom maker. I mean, pom-poms have never been hard to make, but has it ever been fun? I will answer that myself – no, it has been tedious. I am just so pleased that we live in a country where baseline pom-pom making devices are no longer going to cut it. Somewhere, someone (and probably a board-room of someones) addressed this need. They said to one another, “Why are we letting people make half hearted pom-poms on their fingers? We must help them to make large and fluffy and fabulous pom- poms with very little work.”
So all I’m saying is you should rush out to your local Michael’s and support this great work. They come in lots of sizes, all the way up to 4 1/2″ diameter. And seriously, with the holidays coming, let no surface remain unpom-pommed. I am sure my house will be positively littered with them, because my girls are already addicted, to say nothing of myself.