Thank you for all the lovely comments about my new granny square blanket. There was a lot of interest piqued by the photo at the end showing some jester DK yarn with pom poms attached. I was as intrigued as you about what these two 50p skeins would turn out to be.
I made a chain length long enough to go over my head and joined it in a ring. Then I chained three stitches, missed two chains from the previous row and did a double crochet to hold it in the next stitch. By repeating this, I got a kind of super fast chain mail and the pom poms appeared randomly. To make sure that they did not get bunched up, I then joined the second skein to the bottom and crocheted in the other direction hence the join you can see in the middle.
The stretch of the fabric is good because when the...(let's call it a snood) snood gets worn it compresses down and then you can stretch it back out into shape again.
The only disappointing element to the yarn is that it is acrylic and in being so the hue of red is very acrylic too. You know, the kind of 1970's boys jumper red that you see in photo albums while all the adults wear various shades of brown.
Luckily, it goes fabulously well with my £10 Boden charity shop coat find so I am super pleased.
So there you are, that is what it became: a £1 snood to wear with a £10 coat and I feel a million dollars about it!
Thanks for reading. Jo x