I-Cord With Straight Needles?

I love i-cord and its many uses. It was invented by the iconic Elizabeth Zimmerman, who loved finding easier ways of doing things. Termed “idiot cord”, because it is made by “knitting the wrong way”. It is usually made on double pointed needles. Three to five stitches are cast on. Knit one row, then without turning…

The Chic Pompom

Recently I was web surfing and came across some great pompom ideas on Martha Stewart’s website. Since I have a very plain, ivory lampshade that needs some jazzing up, I’m going to add some pompoms to the lower edge. Readymade plastic pompom makers can be purchased from the craft store, but I prefer to make my…