Thursday, April 25, 2013

Shake Your Pom Poms & GIVEAWAY

This Giveaway is now closed!

I want to take moment to thank Madam Samm @ Sew We Quilt and Theatrica@ Pig Tales and Quilts the greatest cheerleaders around! I love a challenge and Madam Samm just keeps thinking them up! Thank you ladies for arranging another terrific hop!

Welcome to "In The Boon Docks"! I am Lisa and this is my place in the middle of the woods on the side of hill! Today we are talking pom poms if you have been following the blog hop you have seen quite a few ways to use them! One thing I have observed about creative people is they like to sew, knit, crochet, and many other crafts. Pom poms can be used with many crafts to decorate and accessorize.

These are a few hats I made during the winter for baby gifts. The pom poms were made using Clover Large Pom Pom Maker for a finished 2 1/2" pom pom.

I made this hat for the Shake Your Pom Poms Blog Hop and myself! Love the colors in this yarn. I make hats using Knifty Knitter! I used the Jumbo Pom Pom Maker for a finished pom pom of 4 1/2".

I make lots of pom poms throughout the year because a hat is not finished until it has one. Most of the hats I make are for children who love the fuzzy on top. I have used many methods to make the pom poms and in my opinion Clover's Pom Pom Makers are easy to use, durable, and not expensive.

I would like to introduce you to my friend Bob! He had to help me out with modeling while my little guy was at school! Bob has a new friend I made with another pom pom. This guy was made with the Clover Ex-Large Pom Pom Maker and some very fuzzy yarn!

His name is "Gilbert Giveaway"! He is the newest member of our family here "In The Boon Docks"! He can spot a giveaway from a mile away!

Please stop by the other blogs in "Shake Your Pom Poms" today!

April 26

Cherry Valley Designs
Life In The Scrapatch
Feltfree på Åsly
Love It Sew It
Patchouli Moon Studio
Dreaming In Patchwork
In The Boon Docks - That's Me

I think he spotted the Giveaway ( (2) skeins of Lion Brand Yarn - blue & green- it is nice and thick, a book - One More Skein 30 Quick Projects To Knit by Leigh Radford), oh I love this one myself, good job Gilbert!

The Giveaway starts April 26th and will end on April 30th at midnight.

Open to participants worldwide. You win and have an address, I will mail it to you.

No Reply Bloggers - leave an email address - if I cannot reach you? You will not win!

How to enter:

1. Everyone gets a chance - leave a comment on this post answering these questions! Do you crochet, knit, or both? How long?

2. If you are a "Follower" of "In The Boon Docks", tell me how you follow and you get an extra chance. If you are a new follower please put that in the comment.

So you get 2 chances to win the giveaway! One winner will receive all 3 prizes!

Thank you for stopping by "In The Boon Docks" and I hope you will come back soon! Have a great week! Lisa

I read every single one of your comments but please understand I am not always able to respond to each one due to volume during giveaways. Your comments mean so much to me. Thank you for every thought you share!

This Giveaway is now closed

95 comments:

  1. Wonderful job, and such great colors of yarn! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  2. Bob is a wonderful model for your hat! His friend Gilbert is a charmer. I knit and crochet basic items, nothing fancy. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Your hats are very pretty ... and yes ... every hat should have a pom-pom on top. Fun pictures and post. Thanks to you and Gilbert for the chance to win ... :) Pat

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  4. Love your little Pom Pom hats! Builder Bob looks so stylish! Thanks for the giveaway and I crochet!

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  5. Your hats are very cute as your model...Oh and Gilbert is adorable.....i follow by email..

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  6. Bob is one handsome dude with his hat! New to crochet and going to sign up to follow you via email. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. What a great hat and it looks so stylish on Bob. He is obviously a great helper too, sitting so still for his closeup.
    I am a knitter who dreams of being able to crochet - I can chain but I am not great at anything fancy in regards to crochet.
    I would like to knit more but every time my needles come out so do my children with the toy books - so I have made lots of toys!!!
    I am a follower of your blog too.

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  8. I am a pom pom fan too - I make snowmen :) This is a fun blog hop!!

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  9. Yay I am follower! I follow by GFC and Bloglovin, which I am still getting used to!! amycav at hotmail dot com

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  10. So cute your doll.
    Thanks for sharing
    Frederika

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  11. Love your hats, looks great on Bob! :-)

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  12. I love your baby gifts, the babyblankets with hats are a great idea for a gift! Love your (and Bobs')hats. The pompom guy is great! Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Love Gilbert, I used to have a little one like him when I was a girl and had completely forgot about it now... I so want a little Gilbert for myself, maybe I can bring one to life soon! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

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  14. Your baby hats are so lovely and the pom pom guy is awesome. Thanks for sharing your creativity

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  15. Your hats are great. My grandson loves his hat with the pompom on it. I crochet and my daughter knits.

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  16. When I read about Giveaway Gilbert (and not recognizing the doll), I thought of Beaver Cleaver's friend Gilbert who was always getting Beaver into trouble. Everytime my quilting friend wins a gift certificate, she says "I wonder how much that's going to cost me?" If I am lucky enough to win the yarn and the wonderful 1-skin knitting book, I wonder what trouble I can muster up???? I have knit some hats for preemies and children of all ages with cancer and have never put a pom pom on any of them. Seeing your wonderful hats, now I want to get my needles going again. I saw your post with your future sewist - wtg. When my brother was in the clown troop in the Masonic Lodge, he made his own clown costume. My kids' dad used to make t-shirts for himself when we had a Stretch and Sew in town. We have two gentlemen in our quilt guild and they win many, many ribbons; create patterns; teach classes. One of them is getting very ill with Parkinson's, so I don't know how much longer he will be able to continue to quilt. The other guy brings him on his scooter still. Thanks for participating and inspiring us and especially for giving us a glimpse of our next generation of sewists.

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  17. I fogot to say that I am already a follower of your blog via Google.

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  18. The hats are great. I've been knitting etc. since I was seven! Long time ago :)

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  19. Your baby gifts are wonderful - the hats are just perfect!

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  20. Lisa...lovely work, great pics....awesome boon pom pom

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  21. Love your hats! I once had one of those knitters and never opened it. I gave it to a friend. I might just have to go buy me another!

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  22. Love the baby gifts. Someone is very lucky. What a nice give away.

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  23. Great little pom pom hats and baby items. I do crochet and knit too.....for many decades. thanks for the giveaway!

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  24. Adorable baby sets. I do have to say, your boyfriend Bob is a handsome guy! His little friend too! LOL!

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  25. I love your hats!
    Thank you for sharing!
    I'm a crocheter - I've been crocheting for a couple of years!

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  26. Bob wears your hat well! I have been crocheting 40 plus years, My grandmother taught me. I call myself a wanna be knitter,lol. I also have a Knifty Knitter. I`m a new Follower on Bloglovin`. I like connecting with other rural women. Your blog is wonderful.

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  27. Love those hats, Bob looks great in one!

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  28. Your pom poms are the perfect finish for your adorable baby hats! :)

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  29. Very cute hats! I have been knitting for two years and love it! I follow via GFC. Thanks for the chance :-)

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  30. I do not knit. Never learned how. I used to crochet but haven't in a couple years now. Great project love those little hats.

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  31. I happy follow your blog along via blog lovin

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  32. Your little hats are adorable! They looks so comfy!

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  33. Your hats are all so nice and the pompoms make the perfect crowning touch! Your little pompom guy is a cute addition too!

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  34. Love the hats and was about to ask you where you found the pattern. I have also been making hats for kids to help out a friend in a project she has undertaken.

    I knit and crochet but prefer knitting as I have done it longer and I don't have to look a book to remember how to do the stitch first like I do with crocheting.

    I have been following since an earlier blog hop.

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  35. The little hats are so sweet as is the one for Bob!! I find that quilters also do other things. I both knit and crochet.

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  36. I love your hats! I want to learn how to knit, but haven't been able to do it, yet. I do crochet, but it has been awhile, but I plan to get back to it along with cross-stitching. I am a quilter, too. Love Gilbert. I am a NEW follower of your blog via bloglovin'. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  37. nice projects thanks. I don't knit so no need to add me to your giveaway. love your hat and giveaway spotter.

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  38. I can do both, but only the very basic basics!

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  39. I am an email follower at louster388@....

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  40. I am a crocheter:) Have tried to knit a few times and I can purl or knit but never togetehr:) haha!!!!
    I agree a hat is not done unless it has a pom!

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  41. I learned how to crochet when I was about 8-10 years old, so its been well over 40 years and many projects later. I learned to knit in HomeEc class and made my grandma a pair of cable stitch mittens because she was always making her 20+ grandchildren mittens. It has been so long ago, I don't remember how to even cast the stitches onto the needles anymore. Your hat w/pompom is real cute.

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  42. Love Gilbert Giveaway and the hats!

    Am a novice knitter- can knit and purl only right now!

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  43. Cute hats and Gilbert is sweet.
    I used to knit long time ago and would love to learn crochet.

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  44. I knit and crochet but they have taken a back seat to quilting. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  45. those pom poms look really great on those cute little hats you made. I am glad to hear that you liked the pom pom maker. I had never tried them before but think I will need to get one to try. Looks easier than the cardboard method.

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  46. I do some knitting now, I used to crochet. I am a follower for a while.

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  47. Love your hats! I have used that knitter before and had so much fun, but I crochet more. I have been crocheting for about 30ears. I have tried knitting I just knit one, purl one. Lol So I need that book to help me get further.

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  48. I am a follower y e-mail. Thank you for the chance to win this give away.

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  49. Your baby sets are precious. I want to learn to knit so badly!! Nice Give-Away!!!
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane
    BTW, I am a long time follower

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  50. I can knit scarves and that's about it! My mum is great though so I would give her the prize if i win! Love your bobble hats and Bob the builder!

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  51. I knit and crochet both for a long time. I also weave with a small rigid heddle loom. I love it! Thnks!

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  52. Bob is gorgeous and his new hat so-o-o cute ☺

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  53. Hi!!! Love your sweet little hats!!! Little Gilbert and Bob are cute too!!! Thank You

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  54. Your hats are adorable...love them with those pom poms!

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  55. Wonderful pom poms on those hats. What a sweet idea to coordinate baby blankets and hats with poms, too.

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  56. These are simply adorable, I love the colors you chose!

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  57. Your hats are adorable. They are so much fun to make too. I grew up in the North where it snowed a lot. My aunt taught me how to crochet when I was little. I would make hats and scarfs of all different colors, shapes and sizes for myself and all the family. Thank you for bring back the wonderful memories.

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  58. I am a follower and I must also add that Little Gilbert and Bob are just adorable. Thank you for sharing and for the great giveaway.

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  59. What a great blog. I love to knit and wish I could crochet. I'm now a follower too.

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  60. Too cute.. I had crocheted for about 5 years..

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  61. So Sweet!! Feel like we know you!! Yes, I have crocheted all my life it seems....starting with Granny Squares...my Mom maid me an Afagan for us when we got married...it covered our sick kids so many times while they grew up....then I learned to knit in my 20's with my sister in law....we had so much fun in class...little did I know she would go to Heaven a month later...so after that I did baby sweaters and hats for other babies and mine that came....but I haven't knit now for years, but I do love doing it...Quilting has been my passion...
    Thanks for your pompom ideas!! sweet!!

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  62. Seguidora.Fiz crochê dos 12 até aos 28 anos.Depois fui para o tricô e até hoje faço um pouquinho.Parabéns pelo pompom muito lindo.

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  63. I agree, a hat isn't complete without a pom pom :) Bob's friend sure is cute!

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  64. I love to knit.
    MaryD
    www.stitchesonmyneedle.blogspot.com

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  65. I am a follower!
    MaryD
    www.stitchesonmyneedle.blogspot.com

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  66. I've been crocheting since I learned from my grandmother in my early teens. I keep my hands busy making hats and baby blankets for charity while listening to TV in the evenings. Once in a while I make a big afghan as a gift.

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  67. I am a new follower via Google Friends.

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  68. I crochet (a little bit)- for a year now :) Thanks for this great giveaway!

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  69. I'm your follower of course :)

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  70. I learned to knit about 50 years ago thanks to a wonderful lady who knitted while watching the bowlers in the league my parents were in. I taught myself to crochet a few years after that. No one in my family did any type of needlework. It is so wonderful now that we have so many resources to learn new crafts and techniques.

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  71. Great hats. I don't knit or crochet, but my sis and daughter do. I would love to gift them. I follow by email,and blogloving. I like your work.

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  72. Love bob's hat and Gilbert. Very cute. I knit and crochet.

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  73. Your hats are so cute. I'm sure they make many children smile. I do some knitting, but I am mostly a quilter--too many interesting crafts out there to do! I am a follower and am on bloglovin. Thanks for sharing your adorable hats!

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  74. I crochet very little right now as I am a beginner and still trying to learn. Love your hats and Mr. Gilbert.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  75. Hello, I follow you on bloglovin. Thank you for a chance at the giveaway.

    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  76. Bob looks like a great helper. You are right, a knit hat needs a pom-pom. And a pom-pom needs to be used!

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  77. Gilbert is sew very cute. I am mainly a quilter but I knit, crochet,and do needle work

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  78. I can crochet & knit, learnt many years ago. Don't do very much crochet now, a bit of knitting but mainly sewing & embroidery. lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

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  79. I follow by email. lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

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  80. those are such cute baby sets. I do both and i think I have done them for ever, I know that I started in grade school around the age of 9. thanks for sharing
    in stitches

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  81. Your hats are adorable. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  82. one skein book...what a blessing that would be! well done on the knitty stuff...someone will be blessed by the loving work of your hands, Lisa.

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