It is my annual summer visit to my family and normally I would go back home for a week with nothing to do.
But not this time as I have a new book!
Pom-pom animal head!!!
Perfect hobby for travelling since all I need to bring with me is a pair of scissors and the pom-pom maker and I can buy the wool when I'm home.
I had some wool in my flat so I had to practice making a couple of pom-pom to see how tightly I need to wind the wool. Therefore once I had the chance to go Hobbycraft I went wool shopping.
Brought 3 colours, black, pale blue and pale yellow but on the same day, my mother-in-law took me to a local knitting shop to find some specific wool for a bichon frise.
The first thing I had to make was a sootball from the Ghibli Animations.
Then I thought, I might as well bite the bullet and start on the bichon frise called Bertie. The wool I used is a lot thicker then the one recommended in the book so I thought the best course of action is the wind it as tightly as possible to get it as much wool as possible. Then two smaller pom-pom for the ears.
Now a little bit of trimming and felting and volia! We have a Bertie.
However it didn't look right to me so I thought I would make a second one and made it with a more of a nose.
This time it looked a bit more like a doggie.