I've been asked if I still have the post on how to make miniature pom poms using only a fork, and I have been back through the archives and am sad to report that it is one of the posts that seems to have escaped the archiving. Typically, it is the most referenced posts that have gone astray.
However, I still have the original pictures that accompanied the post, so here for your yarn-filled enjoyment is a reminder on how to use your dining equipment for something other than eating...
1. Start by wrapping your yarn around the prongs of your fork (for the green pompom I wrapped 40 times around, for the red pompom I made 60 wraps) and then cut the end of your yarn. [the examples in the photo are made from DK acrylic yarn]
2. Cut a length of yarn 20cm or so long, and thread beneath your yarn wraps between 2nd and 3rd fork prong. Pass the other end of this length of yarn between prongs over the top of the yarn bundle. Pull both ends and tie into a tight knot.
3. Slip yarn bundle off the end of your fork. snip through all the loops of yarn, and roll pompom between palms to ‘fluff’. Trim any uneven ends.
4. Admire pompoms.